[Samba] More Domain Groups

Jim Wharton creole3 at bellsouth.net
Tue Jun 17 20:22:14 GMT 2003

You are going to have to use samba 3 for this... 2.2 doesn't support any
other groups.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Collins, Kevin" <KCollins at nesbittengineering.com>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 10:57 AM
Subject: [Samba] More Domain Groups

> Hi All:
> Stuff I'm using:
> Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 2.1
> Samba 2.2.7
> OpenLDAP 2.0.25
> I followed the Idealx.org howto to build Samba+LDAP.  I have a
> replicating domain on my lab workbench right now.  Then I began to explore
> permissions on local shares, etc. when I discovered that to a Windows
> client, the only domain groups that are available from a Samba PDC are
> "Domain Users" and "Domain Admins".
> Upon further reading in the Idealx Howto, I see this comment:
> "In Samba 2.2, only 2 groups are dealed for Microsoft Windows
> Domain Admins and Domain Users.  All other groups are considered Local
> Groups.  That means that a Samba user will only be a Domain User or Domain
> Admin.  If you only use Samba servers, there is no problem, but if you
> to use Microsoft Windows NT member servers using groups, just forget about
> it..."
> What this doesn't say is that the local Windows workstations will not be
> able to see anything but users those two groups.  I have several machines
> sharing data and printers from the local machine.  This simply isn't
> groups for me to apply my scheme of local rights.
> Well, more correctly, this causes me a great deal of administrative
> maintaining local group definitions as things change.  I've googled, read
> more howtos than  I care to mention and have basically fried my brain
> looking for viable options to solve this problem.  So I'm posing the
> question to the group:
> Is there anyway I can get additional groups (which are available to Samba)
> through to the local Windows workstations?
> --
> Kevin L. Collins, MCSE
> Systems Manager
> Nesbitt Engineering, Inc.
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