New domain/group maps and localized versions of NT?

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Mon Feb 8 15:31:56 GMT 1999

On Tue, 9 Feb 1999, Christian Ambach wrote:

> FAUCONNET Alain schrieb:
> > This seems to imply  that  those  file  will  determine  a  ONE-TO-ONE
> > equivalence   between  the  Unix  and  NT  groups.  Unfortunately  the
> > brainless  people  at  Microsoft  have  localized  the names of the NT
> > groups.  For the french version for example, the "Domain Admins" group
> > has  become  "Administrateurs  du domaine" or something like that (how
> > about  logging into your Unix station with "racine" instead of "root" ?
> > they really don't think a second  when  it  comes  to   fool  with  OS
> > *constants* in the name of localization).
> My german NT WS 4.0 recognizes Domain Admins as "Domänenadministratoren"
> the german term for Domain Admins.
> Is it possible that NT internally uses like "group ids" and
> recognizes the Domain Admin group by looking at this id, not at the name

no.  do this:

unix$ rpcclient -S nt_wks -U% -l log
smb> lsaquery
[Domain: ...]

smb> lookupnames Domssnenadministratoren
Name: Domss... SID: S-1-5-21-nnn-nnn-nnn-513

smb> exit

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