[Samba] NT Administrator account changes permissions when logging onto samba server

John Benedetto jbenedet at unm.edu
Tue Oct 29 17:29:01 GMT 2002

--On Tuesday, October 29, 2002 8:53 AM -0800 "Michael J. Luevane" 
<mikel at quantecllc.com> wrote:

> It wasn't, but I put it in. As a local account it works just like the
> administrator	account should. When I log into the network, I lose the
> local permissions - ie, I can't run programs that require administrator
> rights.
> Mike

The question was not "Is there a local account called root?", but "Have you 
added the domain root user into the administrator group?". It's two 
different things.  Do NOT create a local account with the name root, but 
rather: In the User Manager, you can add accounts into certain groups. 
Open up the administrators" group and add in \\domain\root (of course, 
replace "domain" with the actual name of your domain)... You should be able 
to browse to the account. The drawback with that method is that you have to 
touch every machine to do it.

Pardon me if I have missed anything, but the better solution would be to 
add the root account in domain admins in the smb.conf (but am I recalling 
correctly that this will not work in version 3 of Samba?)

- john

> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org]On
> Behalf Of Frank Matthieß
> Sent: Monday, October 28, 2002 11:29 PM
> To: Samba at Lists. Samba. Org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] NT Administrator account changes permissions when
> logging onto samba server
> On Mon, Oct 28, 2002 at 03:46:53PM -0800, Michael J. Luevane wrote:
>> Hello, all
>> I have a problem with my administrator accounts on WinNT with Samba.
>> When I log in locally as the Administrator, it works as expected - I *am*
>> the administrator for the machine.
>> When I log into the domain as Administrator, it works as expected - I log
> in
>> as root.
> Is the windows domain user "root" in your local Administrator group?
> --
> Frank Matthieß
> fm+samba at Microdata-pos.de

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