RIDs and userid's and roaming profiles

Brian Burke x0839 brianb at atc.ll.mit.edu
Thu Mar 12 03:18:44 GMT 1998

> On Thu, 12 Mar 1998, Brian Burke x0839 wrote:
> > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Window NT/CurrentVersion/ProfileList/
> > S-1-5-21-XXX-XXX-XXX-500
> > 
> > this 500 number coming from?  Could something be going wrong with the
> > NT Domain logon so the uid isn't being set and NT then picks 500 for the
> > guest user or something like that?
> I thought 500 was the RID for the Administrator account.  Could be wrong
> though.  I'm sure it is one of the built-in accounts.  Are the users
> specified in the 'domain admins =' parameter in smb.conf by chance?
> Interesting, though.  I think one of my NT 4.0 boxes is having the same
> problem.  I haven't traced it to the user RID yet but the symptoms are
> similar to the ones you descibe.
> j-

Your timing is amazing Jerry... as I was just walking back to my computer
to write my own response to this problem your message arrived!

Yes, the problem was the domain admin =  param for some of the users. 
Is this the way it is supposed to work?  I thought that I should be
able to give certain users (such as myself), the ability to act as 
Administrator on any machine through the normal user account.  The user
that logged in to the Domain is brianb... not Administrator.  I was
thinking that this situation is similar to doing an su command in UNIX...
having super-user access but still with username and uid of the calling


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