samba 3.0 pre 21: group mapping and private groups?

Bradley W. Langhorst brad at
Thu Dec 12 18:43:01 GMT 2002

On Thu, 2002-12-12 at 14:38, Lars O. Grobe wrote:
> Hi!
> I have samba 3.0 pre21 here, and a "private groups" installation, meaning 
> that every user has an own group named like the user's login (user ONEUSER 
> has primary group ONEUSER).
> I have used smbgroupedit to map my unix group "users" to the power users 
> group (it's a shame, almost all windows applications require users having 
> power users' rights). But now, if I log into my samba-controlled domain, 
> log.smbd tells me that the user's primary group is not a NT-group.... and 
> that NT doesn't like this ;-)
i reported a couple of days ago that this message is printed 
even when the user's primary group IS a domain group.
so far I've not seen any ill effects as a result.  
I'm beginning to think the error message is bogus.

Bradley W. Langhorst <brad at>

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