Migration to samba-pdc / Group SID & rpc-printer question

Torsten Kalix torsten.kalix at bredex.de
Thu Sep 11 12:08:47 GMT 2003

Hello everybody!

A couple of days ago we move our NT-PDC to a smaba-PDC using version 
3.0.0rc2 on Solaris 8. Things are working fine so far :-) But there are 
two questions left:

When looking through all the accounts, it came out that some 
machine-accounts have a different Primary Group SID than others. I do 
noticed any differences, as we can log-on all the machines. So the 
question is how important this Group SID is for a machine account.

The second problem is that I configured / installed rpc printing. I 
uploaded (as root) the printer driver and made all the settings 
necessary. All users are able to print (from Win2000 SP4), but if you 
are NOT in the group for administering the printer, then you do not get 
the settings I have defined. If you are a printer-admin it works fine = 
I can see the settings & change them. No, there are no error-messages in 
the log-file, exept (from time to time, and I do not know why):

[2003/09/11 14:05:22, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(844)
   gideon ( couldn't find service 

All the configurations have been done using the FAQ / Mailing-list.
I have attached my smb.conf (just in case...)

Thanks for your help & especially thanks for everyone involved in making 


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# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2003/09/08 15:32:58

# Global parameters
	workgroup = BREDEX
	server string = %h server (Samba %v)
	passdb backend = tdbsam, guest
	client lanman auth = No
	client plaintext auth = No
	log file = /var/samba/log/log.%m
	max log size = 50
	time server = Yes
	load printers = No
	printer admin = @ntadmin, root
	oplocks = No
	level2 oplocks = No
        security = domain
        password server = *
        unix charset = CP850

	comment = Home Directories
	force group = users
	read only = No
	create mask = 0774

	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	write list = root
	guest ok = Yes
	printable = Yes
	browseable = No

	comment = Installations Images
	path = /usr/local/share/install
	read only = No

	comment = Printer Driver Download Area
	path = /var/samba/printers
	write list = root
	guest ok = Yes

	path = /var/samba/NETLOGON
	guest ok = Yes

	path = /var/spool/samba
	guest ok = Yes
	printable = Yes
	printer name = hp4050_2

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