[Samba] problems with changing Unix UID's and Samba acting as a PDC

Steven Kurylo skurylo at cleartech.ca
Mon Mar 29 17:37:28 GMT 2004

Manny kaiser wrote:

> I am using samba 2.2.1a in the following environment:
> Solaris 8+RedHat 8+win2k/XP clients
> files are on a Network Appliance fileserver
> The samba server is used as a PDC for authentication with the NIS server.
> We don not have a windows server.
> Recently I was asked to change the Unix UID's of our employees.
> On the Unix side you modify NIS and run the chown command on all the 
> users files. I than removed the samba account and recreated it with 
> the smbpasswd command.
> What happened on the PC side was that when the user logged into his PC 
> the users original profile was not "accepted". The PC created a new 
> directory in the Documents and Settings directory and named it:
> username.domain_name000
> I attempted to use xcopy to copy the files from  username.domain_name 
> directory to the username.domain_name000 directory, but still 
> encountered all kinds of problems.
> has anyone encountered this problem?
> Can anyone help me out?

Just as you chown'ed all the users files on the unix side, you have to 
do the same on the windows side.  If you want to copy files from 
username.domain_name to username.domain_name000 you'll have to adjust 
the permissions from windows explorer first.

Steven Kurylo

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