[Samba] adding computer in domain with user other than root

Jean-Rene Cormier jean-rene.cormier at cipanb.ca
Fri Oct 31 15:27:09 GMT 2003

I just reformatted a computer and I joined it with my regular username
which doesn't have uid=0 and is not mapped to root either. I thought
that maybe it was because the machine account was already in LDAP so I
booted up another Windows in VMWare and removed it from the domain and
changed the computer name to one that wasn't already in LDAP and I was
able to join it with the same username. I'm using the "domain admin
group" and it seems to be working fine. Running on Samba 2.2.8a btw.

Jean-Rene Cormier

On Fri, 2003-10-31 at 10:37, Thiago Lima wrote:
> The user MUST be root, if you want to use another user map it to root in
> smbusers.
> regards.
> thiago.
> > I tried to add a computer to a Samba domain using another account 
> > (testuser) than root.
> > I use LDAP for authentication and added the account 
> > (testuser) with uid=0 
> > in ldap. If I use this account to add an computer to the 
> > domain I get the 
> > error: "Access is denied".
> > 

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