group mapping and 3.0 pre21

Irving Carrion icarrion at
Mon Jan 6 15:19:01 GMT 2003

I had the same problem with groups saying type = unknown.  After that
command (smbgroupedit -c "Domain Admins" -t d) it seemed to have worked.

Many Thanks!

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[mailto:samba-technical-admin at] On Behalf Of Bradley W.
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2003 1:41 PM
To: grobe at
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Subject: Re: group mapping and 3.0 pre21

On Fri, 2003-01-03 at 08:52, grobe at wrote:
> Hi!
> I finally got the group mapping with smbgroupedit work fine here. The
> problem was that I had to fix the group type of my windows-groups on
the samba-pdc.
> When I did a smbgroupedit -v -l, I got some groups with group type =
> With smbgroupedit -c (mygroup) -t d or -t l I made them local or
> groups. Now I can see and use them on the client.
> The next issue here is how to get my "domain users" into the "power
> on all my clients. I really don't want to do a "net localgroup" on all
> client machines... But this is a Windows problem, not a samba problem.
since you're using samba3
you can simply add all your power_users to a new unix group,
map that unix group to a new domain group, 
and add the new domain group to the local power_users group on 
the workstations

it's not a big deal for me to do that because i can just roll out a new
system image with the correct group memberships...
if you can't do that you might try to figure out a way to make a logon
script that does what you want (i'm not sure that's possible)


Bradley W. Langhorst <brad at>

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