[Samba] - Win2k local groups and domain groups on linux PDC

Yannick Tousignant ytousignant at oka-info.com
Thu May 23 10:57:02 GMT 2002

In Samba release 2.2.2, only 2 groups are dealed for Microsoft Windows
workstations: Domain

Admins and Domain Users. All other groups are considered Local Unix Group.

mean that a Samba user will only be Domain user or Domain Admin. If you only
use Samba

servers, there will be no problem, but if you plan to use Microsoft Windows
NT member server

using groups, just forget about it...

Cut/Paste of  --> The SAMBA-LDAP-PDC Howto Revision : 1:14

Hope this help...


 -----Original Message-----
From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org]On
Behalf Of Matt Lung
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2002 11:53 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] - Win2k local groups and domain groups on linux PDC

  I am currently running Samba 2.2.4 on a RH 7.1 box acting as a PDC with
two Win2k test clients attaching to it.  Users authenticate to the PDC via
an LDAP server running on the PDC and that works ok.  I can also join the
domain with no problems.  What I am trying to accomplish is to have a domain
user or better yet a group of domain users, be able to log into the win2k
box and have the linux domain group they belong to be able to be part of one
of the Win2k local groups so they can have administrative privileges right
off the bat without having to add several domain users to a win2k local

  What I've encountered is that when I edit the Administrators local group
or any other group on the win2k box and want to add a domain group such as
@admin, none of the domain groups even show up in the list.  It only lists
domain users.  So my question is.... is there anyway to get the groups to
populate in this list also????  Sure would be nice.

  If anyone can help me out with fixing this or somewhat pointing me in the
right direction I would really appreciate it.


  Matt Lung
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