[Samba] How to read NT Domain accounts from a Unix box

Barry, Christopher cbarry at infiniconsys.com
Tue Apr 1 16:52:51 GMT 2003

What I do is a two-step process, kinda kludgy, but works well.

1.) on the NT box, from scheduler, I run the 'addusers /d' command (from the resource kit) dumping all user/group data to a file in an ftp root directory. This runs every 5 minutes.

2.) from the NIS master Linux box, I grab the file via ftp, parse it and modify all of my NIS user and group info to match Windows. This way I can add/remove all users and groups in Windows, and this script keeps the users and groups in NIS in sync.

If anyone wants a copy of the script and conf files, let me know.


Christopher Barry
Manager of Information Systems
InfiniCon Systems

-----Original Message-----
From: ravi kiran [mailto:sigkill at rediffmail.com]
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2003 10:45 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] How to read NT Domain accounts from a Unix box

Is there any open way of reading user/group accounts of a NT 
Domain from a Unix box? I guess, rpcclient is more like a hack of 
MS protocol.
Is it the only way currently? Can anyone give more information on 

Thanks in advance.
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