OU vs. Default CN?

Jason Gerfen jason.gerfen at scl.utah.edu
Tue Nov 1 18:28:15 GMT 2005

I am having a hard time getting any information from this list about the 
default OU's used when running the net ads join command.

After mapping to the wrong OU in Active Directory for a Samba Domain 
Member Server (ou=wrong_container,dc=server,dc=com) I cannot change this 
back to the default (cn=users,dc=server,dc=com).  Any help is 
appreciated and here is the result of net ads dn command:

This is the contianer I would like to have used:
jason at doc-odin:~> sudo net ads dn CN=Users,DC=scl,DC=utah,DC=edu
Got 1 replies

cn: Users
description: Default container for upgraded user accounts
instanceType: 4
isCriticalSystemObject: TRUE
distinguishedName: CN=Users,DC=server,DC=com
objectCategory: CN=Container,CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=server,DC=com
objectClass: top
objectClass: container
objectGUID: 4d844717-2fbc-44ef-bc20-9cde9cd8fd57
name: Users
showInAdvancedViewOnly: FALSE
systemFlags: -1946157056
uSNChanged: 1314
uSNCreated: 1314
whenChanged: 20020611232724.0Z
whenCreated: 20020611232724.0Z

And here is the results of the same command on the container in which I 
mapped on accident following the Samba-Official-HowTo Chapter 6 Section II:
jason at doc-odin:~> sudo net ads dn OU=wrong_container,DC=server,DC=com
Got 1 replies

dSCorePropagationData: 20020613223654.0Z
dSCorePropagationData: 20020613000034.0Z
dSCorePropagationData: 16010101000417.0Z
gPOptions: 0
instanceType: 4
distinguishedName: OU=campus,DC=server,DC=com
objectClass: top
objectClass: organizationalUnit
objectGUID: eaf62e3b-9611-4995-baf7-4b744dcd6c25
ou: campus
name: campus
uSNChanged: 1891078
uSNCreated: 4142
whenChanged: 20021212223456.0Z
whenCreated: 20020612235318.0Z

If you compare the two you can see that there is a gPLink attribute on 
the container I DONT want to use vs. the other.  Any assistance is 

Jason Gerfen

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