[Samba] Windows domain group policies

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Sat Jun 21 17:00:33 GMT 2003

On Sat, 21 Jun 2003, Thomas Angst wrote:

> Hello,
> first, thanks for that link. I read the chapters 5,7,23 and 24. And I
> know now, that my question was wrong.
> What I really want is to tell each client, that this user is an
> Administrator or is member of an other group I created for w2k clients.
> But all users are per default set to the standard user group. How can I
> set the membership of specific users to another w2k group?

Please explain how you would do this in Windows 2000 Advanced Server so
that I can get an idea of what we need to do to allow this to be done in

> But there is another problem now, which I cannot solve and it seems I am
> not alone with it.
> To use policies, Samba has to run as a PDC. And the clients should be
> registred on it. And there is the problem. After I changed the parameter
> add user script to add machine script (maybe you should more emphasise
> in your document, that it has changed) I can now join a machine to the
> domain.
> After an on the fly joining there is an entry in /etc/passwd and in
> /etc/samba/smbpasswd is it too.
> But, after the necessary reboot on the client (w2k SP3) I will get the
> error message:
> computer account is not trusted (translated, I am using a german version
> of w2k)
> And with Samba versions 2.2.X and the same config file (more or less) on
> the same machine with the same client it is working.
> Is this a bug in Samba 3.0b?

This is a bug in samba-3.0.0beta1 it is being fixed.

- John T.

> I'm using:
> Debian 3.0r1
> Samba 3.0.0b (Debian unstable)
> Thomas
> John H Terpstra schrieb:
> >On Fri, 20 Jun 2003, Thomas Angst wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >>Hello,
> >>
> >>Does anybody have an idea how I can set a group membership to a domain user?
> >>I don't wan't to set the group membership on each computer one by one.
> >>And all Windows admins I asked, doesn't have any anticipation how this
> >>will work, if they don't have a button for click it.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Chapter 23 and 24 of:
> >
> >http://samba.org/~jht/NT4migration/Samba-HOWTO-Collections.pdf
> >
> >If still not clear then please tell us what to fix. We MUST get this right
> >before Samba-3 ships.
> >
> >- John T.
> >
> >

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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