User Manager for Domains / RAS callback problem

Jean Francois Micouleau Jean-Francois.Micouleau at
Thu Apr 25 09:38:57 GMT 2002

On Thu, 25 Apr 2002, Alex Keahan wrote:

> I have a Samba (post-2.2.3) domain controller and a Win2K RAS server.
> I want users to be able to log in to the Win2K box (RAS), get
> authenticated against the Samba PDC, and called back by the RAS
> server.
> Unfortunately, the only way to assign a callback number to a domain
> user is through the "User Manager for Domains", which was written for
> Windows NT.  I don't have any NT servers around, but I have copied the
> usrmgr files from another NT server, and it seems to run perfectly
> under Win2K.
> There are two problems however:
> 1) When I run the UMfD as a regular user, I cannot change any user
> properties and get an "access denied" error
> 2) When I run the UMfD as "root", I also cannot change any user
> properties, but this time it claims that "The group name could not be
> found."
> According to the UMfD, the only group that the user whose properties I
> am trying to change belongs to is "Users".
> Is there a solution to this?  Does samba support the dialin and
> callback properties?  If so, how can I set the callback number;
> otherwise, how can I help implementing it?  I am willing to reverse
> engineer the way NT does this, if need be.

yes there is a start of solution. user manager is fully usuable in samba
3.0. the backend user database would need to be expanded to store the
callback number. that's doable.


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