[Samba] Issue upgrading to samba 3.5.5

Jean-Jacques Moulis jj at isy.liu.se
Sun Oct 10 04:45:45 MDT 2010

On 10/10/2010 11:06 AM, Sylvain RICHAUD wrote:
> I'am in ADS mode of samba.
> My problem is :
> - I have a windows server which use a local account to launch a service.
> - The service launched by the local must send file to a samba share.
> - I have created a user in my Active Directory which have the same login/password than my local server account.

your service try to authenticate on the samba server as "service" that's 
interpreted as SAMBASERVER\service on the samba server
this user doesn't exist on your configuration.
(on older samba versions you couldn't log in as SAMBASERVER\USER
on member servers or at least DOMAIN\USER was the default,
someone illuminated on arcane samba details could elaborate for
everybody's benefit.)

you could:

1- create an account with the same name and password, not in AD, but on 
the samba server local password databases unix and samba
(create the SAMBASERVER\service user)

2- if your windows server is an AD-member
    a) use an AD user account to run the service
    b) use sytem to run the service on the windows server
       and create a share writable for the machine account
       of the windows server
       it should work with W2K8 and probably not with W2K3
       (I use this with windows seven, the system account
        of the clients write logs on a samba server only
        accessible to machine accounts. I needed an other
        way around for XP)

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