Adding user problem with Samba-3.0.0

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at
Thu Oct 2 08:49:30 GMT 2003

On Wed, 2003-10-01 at 18:10, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
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> Raphaël Berghmans wrote:
> | I don't understand why the smbpasswd or pdbedit
> | doesn't call the "add user script" ?
> By design.
> However, try looking at 'net user' (or maybe net add user).
> I don't remember the exact syntax.  In other words, ask smbd
> to create the account for you.

net user add <username>

this command will suppose you have already a root user with uid 0, and
will ask you that user's samba password.

you may easily add that user with th command smbpasswd -a root

otherwise if you have another administrative user that can add accounts
you can simply use:

net user add <username> -U<adminame>

net user can also be used to add users to a windows DC/machine and you
may also select which transport to use (ads/rpc/rap) by specifing it
after the word net (net rpc user add ...)

Use: net help user
for further information on teh command and net help for all the commands
supported by net.


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