User Manager for Domains

Matthew Geddes mgeddes at
Tue Sep 5 23:36:45 GMT 2000

Jnp wrote:
> I
> am running Samba 2.0.7 as a pdc, my workstations are NT4 clients.  When I
> go to User Manager for Domains, and click on the Administrators group, on
> the client box, so I can add the user as an Administrator of their own box,
> I can pick the User from the list, but then if I go back to the User
> Manager for Domains screen, it shows:

Samba 2.0.x does not support the many "advanced features" of windows NT
(all of the RPC stuff).

> MYOC\Account Unknown   (myoc is my domain name)  I think the problem may
> have something to do with the password files, because once before, there

Check your samba log files. It will tell you if this is the case.

> Also, is there a way to set up a main Administrator account so the admin
> could actually get into the hard drives of the users, to update software,
> etc?  I know you can set up an admin user to have access to all the samba
> shares, but can you do it so they can see the private shares (the user's
> hard drives).  I hear you can do that with an NT pdc, but I don't have an
> NT  domain controller, and don't really want one at the moment.  Thanks to
> all in advance!

Yes. I can't remember exactly how stable Samba works, but the
documentation does have it. You should also have a copy of 'Using Samba'
as part of your 2.0.7 distribution

Hope it helps,


Matthew Geddes
Network Manager
Xavier College
Gawler, SA

...And by the way, Lars Kneschke's Samba TNG FAQ is at

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