Samba problems?

Eddie Lania e.lania at
Sun Aug 18 01:51:02 GMT 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Bartlett" <abartlet at>
To: "Eddie Lania" <e.lania at>
Cc: <samba-technical at>
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2002 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: Samba problems?

Regarding the problem below,

- I did everything I could:
- This morning download and compiled samba 3.0-alpha 19.
- Still having the same problems I tried the next options:

smbgroupedit -a eddie -td

- Doesn't help.

- next:
- created group "domusr:x:513:" in /etc/group
- copyed the group sid and added it with smbgroupedit:

smbgroupedit -c <SID> -u domusr -td

- Doesn't help either.

- Also. adding a windows user with smbpasswd -a doesn't work either:

[root at c733linux eddie]# /usr/local/samba/bin/smbpasswd -a testuser
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
NO user RID specified on account testuser, cannot store!
ldapsam_add_sam_account: init_ldap_from_sam failed!
Failed to add entry for user testuser.
Failed to modify password entry for user testuser

- or an excisting unix user:

[root at c733linux help]# /usr/local/samba/bin/smbpasswd -a nl1lkj
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
failed to modify/add user with uid = nl1lkj (dn =
uid=nl1lkj,"ou=Users","dc=techdream,dc=net") with: Invalid DN syntax
        invalid DN
Failed to add entry for user nl1lkj.
Failed to modify password entry for user nl1lkj

- What can I do now besides sitting back, relaxing, having a cup of coffee
and smoking a cigarette?


> Eddie Lania wrote:
> > - When logging on from a windows 9xx client, there are no errors in the
> > samba log file(s).
> >   When logging on from Xp the next message is displayed in the log file:
> >
> > [2002/08/17 08:53:45, 0, effective(500, 500), real(0, 0)]
> > rpc_server/srv_util.c:get_domain_user_groups(342)
> >   get_domain_user_groups: primary gid of user [eddie] is not a Domain
> > !
> >   get_domain_user_groups: You should fix it, NT doesn't like that
> >
> > User "eddie" is in ldap with (uidNumber 500) and member of group 201
> > Users), primairyGroupID 1403.
> > This problem did not appear in 2.2.5 with ldapsam.
> We didn't have group support before now.  You need to make sure the
> primary group is listed in the group mapping tdb, using smbgroupedit.

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