Samba/AD/Winbbind OU vs. CN?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Tue Sep 27 03:59:04 GMT 2005

On Mon, 2005-09-26 at 09:42 -0600, Jason Gerfen wrote:
> I have encountered a problem so I am posting this question to both the 
> technical list as well as the normal user list for a solution.
> When I initially joined the samba box to the Win2k domain as a member 
> server I followed the Samba 3 HOWTO and specified the OU in the Active 
> Directory.  After speaking with our boss this is not the correct OU for 
> the users we need to authenticate.
> My question is once I run these series of commands:
> %> net ads join -U admin
> %> kinit admin
> %> net ads join "path\to\OU"
> How can I change the "path\to\OU" back to the default Organizational 
> Unit?  Any and all tips, pointers etc are appreciated.

Simply delete the account on the server, and start again.  The 'net ads'
command is finding the existing entry and reusing it if at all possible.

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                      
Samba Developer, SuSE Labs, Novell Inc.
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College
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