[Samba] usermgr.exe

Harald Kümmerle hoerner96 at gmx.de
Fri Sep 3 00:44:56 GMT 2004

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On Thursday 02 September 2004 09:13, komal wrote:
> Hi
> Thank you for answer. I have doubts about samba. I want to know what
> is a difference between user account and machine account? Why we
> require add user,add group etc. scripts?

I'm not sure whether it is really necessary to supply all of these 
parameters, but at least the "add user script" is very important, 
because Samba has to save the file permissions in a Unix fs (ext3, 
reiserfs etc) at last. So we need an uid, and the right group would 
also be nice.

These settings become crucial if you run NFS and/or NIS, as these 
systems are based on the Unix account settings of the server. Without 
the script parameters in smb.conf, the Windows and Unix user accounts 
get out of sync (if you use tools like the NT User Manager).

I'm not an expert with Samba internals, but machine accounts are 
necessary for every NT-derived server (NT, 2000, XP, 2003) in your 
domain. The "Unix machine accounts" (corresponding to the entries in 
your passdb) consist of the computer name and are followed by a 

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