[Samba] Help with user/domain Management fm Windows side

John H Terpstra jht at Samba.Org
Wed Apr 13 22:08:21 GMT 2005

On Wednesday 13 April 2005 14:32, Jim C. wrote:
> Back-end is LDAP.
> What are some good techniques for Domain management from the windows
> side? I've got usermgr.exe and svrmgr.exe but:
> 1. I don't know what functions these tools are or are not supposed to be
> able to perform on a Samba domain as yet.
> 2. I can delete users but I cannot seem to add them or modify them.

You seem to be using a very old version of the smbldap-tools. What version are 
you using?

What version of Samba are you running?

Have you read the "Samba-3 by Example" book? You can download it from:


In particular refer to chapter 6.

- John T.

> ~From smb.conf:
> add user script = /usr/share/samba/scripts/smbldap-useradd.pl -a -m '%u'
> delete user script = /usr/share/samba/scripts/smbldap-userdel.pl '%u'
> add group script = /usr/share/samba/scripts/smbldap-groupadd.pl -p '%g'
> delete group script = /usr/share/samba/scripts/smbldap-groupdel.pl '%g'
> add user to group script = /usr/share/samba/scripts/smbldap-groupmod.pl
> -m '%u' '%g'
> delete user from group script =
> /usr/share/samba/scripts/smbldap-groupmod.pl -x '%u' '%g'
> set primary group script = /usr/share/samba/scripts/smbldap-usermod.pl
> -g '%g' '%u'
> add machine script = /usr/share/samba/scripts/smbldap-useradd.pl -w '%u'
> Any help I could get would sure be appreciated.  I've got a big project
> coming up that will require this.
> Jim C.

John H Terpstra
Samba-Team Member
Phone: +1 (650) 580-8668

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