[Samba] Administrator

Hamish captainmish at gmx.net
Mon Nov 1 10:25:41 GMT 2004

If you add a user in the form DOMAIN\User you will be an administrator 
for that box. Maybe you just added the user as "user" - this will only 
work for local logins, to log in as a network user (on to the domain) 
add the user in the domain\user format, works perfectly here on xpsp2 
and w2k.

Alex Satrapa wrote:

> On 29 Oct 2004, at 21:14, darryl penny wrote:
>> I would like to logon to some of the XP Pro boxes as a normal network 
>> user,
>> but at the same time be 'Administrator' on the machine. Adding myself 
>> to the
>> Administrator's group on the pc has no effect when logging on via the 
>> network.
> Try the "Domain Administrator's" group.
> Better yet, create an "Administrator" user on the domain (IIRC the UID 
> has to be 512, gidNumber must be 512), and log in as that user. Don't 
> make your day-to-day account an administrative account, especially if 
> you intend to use Internet Explorer as your browser for any purpose 
> (eg: Windows Update, comet cursors, the list of evils goes on).
> Also check that you're running a SMB Domain, rather than a Workgroup.
> Alex
> "If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we 
> can solve them."  --Isaac Asimov

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