[Samba] Queries regarding domain groups

Ross Saad ross at corbettresearch.com
Thu Jan 15 21:05:15 GMT 2004


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> Subject: [Samba] Queries regarding domain groups
> Hi,
> I'm trying to understand the way Samba maps groups to Windows.
> Linux version 2.4.17 (gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux
> 7.1 2.96-98))
> Samba Version 2.2.7a
> Basically, what I'm trying to do involves setting up certain groups on the
> Windows domain and assigning them to users.
> Using VB and ADSI, I can get a list of all groups and all users on the
> domain. However, it doesn't seem possible to create groups on the
> domain or
> to retrieve a user's groups.
> I understand that groups and group info on the server are stored in
> /etc/group. Some of these groups are in the list that I can retrieve,
> together with some Windows groups, eg. Print Operators. Where do
> the Windows
> groups come from?
> In /etc/group it seems as though users have been assigned to groups, but I
> can't retrieve a user's group(s) from Windows. Also, I notice that our
> smb.conf doesn't have a section for domain admin group or domain guest
> group. Would it help my cause from Windows to add these in? How
> can I assign
> domain administrator that will be recognised through Windows and will this
> administrator be able to perform my intent?
> Is it possible to achieve any of this given the system over here?
> I've read
> that Samba 3 has new support for Windows group mapping, although I'm not
> sure if group creation and administration will be possible
> through Windows.
> Any help is much appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Ross
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