[Samba] srvtools.exe or nexus.exe

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Sat Jul 26 19:44:59 GMT 2003

On Sat, 26 Jul 2003 robowarp at gmx.de wrote:

> Hi,
> and there is still no valid answer why delete user script is not working
> by invoking from usrmgr. And dont tell me not all linux are equal bla
> bla....

Please cool down. There is no need to get heated over this. I saw
your bug report and it will be acted on. I have been away for the past 10
days and have not had internet access. The entire team is flat out trying
to get samba-3 ready for release. All bugs will be looked at before

> on suse this script is /usr/sbin/userdel
> (im able to read man pages)
> and it worked perfect in former versions of samba.

It is broken so we will fix it.

> The problem the script is simply not executed if invoked by usrmgr.exe
> sorry for the hard word but my postings about that were ignored since month
> or answered by nonsense.

You assume too much. Your bug report puts this into a category where
someone has to make a decision. It would help if you had attached your
smb.conf file and a log file extract that shows the exact message. There
are a number of pathes into the code that deletes a user and the log file
extract makes clear what is going on.

> at last this is the only funktion i cant get to work trough all the betas of
> samba 3
> with different setups on different distros compilings etc.
> the log says this in not fully implemented yet.

Between alpha21 and rc1 a huge part of the user idmapping code has
changed. We could very well have broken things. There were several
unintended code reversion. These are all being fixed. So please be

> All i wanna know is , do you know this behaveour, are you working on it?
> I feel first time very helpless asking to lists , so i ve done it to
> bugzilla at samba.org perhaps some now sombody thinks trough this
> problem.

It's in the queue now. You will get feedback.

- John T.

> Regards
> > On Sat, 26 Jul 2003, Jamrock wrote:
> >
> > > I am a bit confused.   We want to use srvmgr.exe and usrmgr.exe to
> > manage a
> > > Samba 3.0 domain.
> > >
> > > Chapter 7 (Domain membership) of the Samba Project Documentation
> > suggests
> > > that we use nexus.exe on all client platforms except NT 4.0.   The
> > Microsoft
> > > documentation suggests that we use srvtools.exe on Windows 2000
> > professional
> > > clients.
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;237995
> > >
> > > Why is there a difference between both sets of documentation and does it
> > > really matter which set of tools we use?
> >
> > Thanks for spotting that. The documentation was wrong. I have fixed it in
> > the master document sources which should be committed to public CVS before
> > samba-3 is released.
> >
> > - John T.
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John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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