becoming local admin on NT

Melissa Thrush mmt4q at
Thu Sep 30 15:12:26 GMT 1999

I'm running Samba 2.0.2 as a PDC on a Solaris 2.6 NIS master.  I don't
have everything working correct (unix password sync and profiles) but I do
have "administrator" privileges when I log into the domain by adding the
following to my smb.conf:

; needed for "staff" group members to have administrator priv. on pcs
domain admin group = @staff

Where "staff" is a group listed in /etc/group or /var/yp/group

staff::10:me, you, bob, mary

The "domain admin group" setting is not in use in the CVS Head branch.
Take a look at summer 98 entries regarding domain admin group in NT-DOM

Hope this helps,


Alexandre Denes dos Santos wrote:

> I have the same problem and, as far as I could understand, nobody could
> get the users rights to work well. So I think that your message has not
> been ignored. The problem is that nobody knows the answer :) .
> Best regards.
> Denes
> On Fri, 1 Oct 1999, Matthew Miller wrote:
> > I also share your pain.  I've submitted my question twice and both times
> > it has been ignored :(  Maybe we should form our own support group :)
> >

Melissa Thrush
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
University of Virginia
Thornton Hall - C213
Phone: 804-924-6072
Fax:   804-924-8818

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