samr_open_group no supported

Xyster ! xyster_ at
Fri Jan 31 22:25:24 GMT 2003

Hi All,

I need some information from one of you expert Samba developers out there. I 
wrote a little tool for listing users, groups, and group membership on 
Windows servers using MSRPC calls. It works against Windows NT and 2000 
machines, but not against a Samba server. Here's why:

To list global groups, I perform a samrQueryDisplayInfo call, with level 3 
(for groups). To get the members of each group I perform a samrOpenGroup 
followed by a samrQueryGroupMembers call.

To list local and built-in groups, I first perform an OpenDomain call with 
either the special built-in domain sid or the server's domain sid. I follow 
this up with a samrEnumDomainAliases call to get the groups/aliases. Then 
for each group I do a samrOpenAlias followed by a samrGetAliasMembers query.

The tool works fine against Windows NT and Windows 2000 machines. However, 
when I try it against my Samba server I get a STATUS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED error 
as a response to my samrOpenGroup request. Examining the Samba source code 
revealed that this SAMR request is indeed not implemented. Any reason why 
not? Is there a better, or more recommended way, of obtaining the global 

Kind Regards,

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