[Samba] Group Question For Samba

Ryan Novosielski novosirj at umdnj.edu
Fri May 30 05:29:33 GMT 2003

This can be done. In the User Manager, in "Computer Management" (may be
someplace else too, but I'm too lazy to look), you can add groups from
UNIX to the local group. If you are using 2000 on all your machines, or
have an image for Win 2000, this should work fine for all of your
machines. When you are adding users who have permissions, the UNIX groups
should show up, in addition to "Everyone" "Authenticated Users", etc.

Take a peek... just make sure you set the domain you're looking in away
from the local machine, when you're doing the add.

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On Fri, 23 May 2003, Robert Adkins wrote:

> Jason,
> > So far, i've been able to successfully add users and machines to the PDC
> > with out a problem. However, I have a question in regards to certain Groups.
> > Specifically, if I wanted to make sure all of the users I add to the Samba
> > PDC are part of the "Power Users" group that Windows 2000 comes with by
> > default, how would I specify that? Also, if I had a couple of users that I
> > need to make sure are part of the "Administrators" group, I would imagine,
> > I would need to set them up the same way as I do with the "Power Users"
> > group...
> >
> 	There is an "Administrator" group supported in the version of Samba
> that you are using. This group setting is created in the smb.conf file
> and can point to a UNIX group or to individual users.
> 	As far as I know, there has yet to be a method to create power users
> with anything other then local policies. Personally, I searched high and
> low for a method to do so, in order to facilitate some functionality on
> the Windows workstations.
> 	In the end, I had to alter the local security policies to allow those
> tasks to be performed by Authenticated Domain Users. Which, while taking
> a little longer to configure, is actually a little less messy
> considering all of the abilities conferred to Power Users. (Which
> weren't needed by the regular users.)
> > I'm wondering if I need to use NT 4.0 disk to install a policy editor of
> > some sort?
> 	I dunno about this one.
> > I've read that their are new features coming out with Samba 3.0 that will
> > help with this, but for the time being, what would be the best way to
> > manage and setup my users accordingly?
> >
> 	Hopefully, Samba 3.0 will provide excellent Windows 2000 Domain
> Controls, just as the current production version of Samba does with
> Windows NT 4.0 Domain Controls.
> 	For the time being, I have found that Windows 2000 Local Security
> policies work fine. If you aren't using Windows 2000 across all your
> workstations, then I am unsure of how to further assist you with that.
> 	Regards,
> 	Robert Adkins
> 	IT Manager/Buyer
> 	586-254-5800
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