[Samba] Primary group

M Maas mark at menem.mine.nu
Sat May 29 07:55:22 GMT 2004

Hi Everyone,

Looking for that little extra bit of explanation about Primary 
groups, SID's and GID's. Just to help me over that final little 
understanding hurdle...

Anyone know of a nice site with info? I printed out 
<http://ftp.easynet.be/samba/docs/man/howto/> from stem to stern. 
But this primary group thing baffles me just a little.

I need to set it so that I can connect to my Samba PDC with the 
server tools of Windows NT. But I continuously get a "The specified 
local group does not exist." from usermanager. Server manager is 
alright though. According to Google that's because my primary group 
has not been set.

I've been trying usermod -g 'group' 'user' and  "pdbedit -r -u USER 
-G S-1-5-21-141977700-2934510299-2690187342-512" but nothing seems 
to help...

So. If anyone can help me with some info-sites.


amslinux:~# pdbedit -r -u domadm -G 
Unix username:        domadm
NT username:          domadm
Account Flags:        [U          ]
User SID:             S-1-5-21-141977700-2934510299-2690187342-1546
Primary Group SID:    S-1-5-21-141977700-2934510299-2690187342-512
Full Name:
Home Directory:       \\amslinux\domadm
HomeDir Drive:        H:
Logon Script:         kix32.exe
Profile Path:
Domain:               AMS
Account desc:
Munged dial:
Logon time:           Wed, 26 May 2004 14:43:09 GMT
Logoff time:          Fri, 13 Dec 1901 21:45:51 GMT
Kickoff time:         Fri, 13 Dec 1901 21:45:51 GMT
Password last set:    Fri, 28 May 2004 20:12:18 GMT
Password can change:  Fri, 28 May 2004 20:12:18 GMT
Password must change: Fri, 13 Dec 1901 21:45:51 GMT

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