Managing users for NT login to samba PDC

Hayden Wimmer hwimmer at
Tue May 23 18:15:59 GMT 2000

i have the latest (as of 2 weeks ago) version of tng, however, i still cant
use user manager, server manager (i get a rpc error).  also, i created the
group map file and made the entries described and i still cant manage that
server...any clues ???

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Both <michael.both at>
To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-NTDOM <samba-ntdom at>
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 2:31 AM
Subject: Re: Managing users for NT login to samba PDC

>>Typically, if you want a user to be a domain administrator:
>>* create a Unix group to be the "Domain Admins" group, e.g. domadmin
>>* Add the option "domain group map = <file>"
>>* add this line in the file pointed to be the above (must be world
>>  readable, afaik):
>>        domadmin = "Domain Admins"
>>* add the domain user's account on the Unix box to the domadmin Unix
>>  group
>This do not work as this option ist not supported with Samba 2.0.7. The
>man page for smb.conf say, you have to use the option "domain admin
>group" and "domain admin user", but it does not say how to use this
>Has anyone samba 2.0.7 as PDC running with fully functional domain
>admin group or user? Or does anyone know how to use the options "domain
>admin group" or "domain admin group"?
>Michael Both
>Tel.: 02307/704-361   Fax: 02307/74704
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