[Samba] User Primary group problem

Michael Barnes mbarnes at hcjb.org
Wed Dec 7 02:19:14 GMT 2005

That's what my man page says, also.  However, when applied to the 
adduser script portion of smb.conf, it breaks usrmgr, which is the 
"recommended" tool for adding users.  Further, after the user is 
created, if I change the primary group in usrmgr, it only changes the 
NTgroup, not the Unixgroup :-(  So, I have to go back to the command 
line and do a usermod to set the Unix group correctly.  And, if that 
isn't bad enough, it creates the users home folder owned by root:root, 
so I have to do a chown to change it to user:user.  Sigh.


Eric Hines told me on 12/6/2005 20:21:
> According to my SUSE man pages, adduser -g makes the group named after 
> the g switch the primary group of the user named at the end of the command.
> Eric Hines
> At 12/06/05 19:29, Michael Barnes wrote:
>> This only makes the user a member of a group.  It does not change the 
>> PRIMARY GROUP of the user.
>> Ideally, I want to set the primary group of the user at the time of 
>> user creation.  Lacking that, I'd like to be able to change the user's 
>> primary NTgroup and Unixgroup at the same time.
>> Michael
>> Craig White told me on 12/6/2005 18:30:
>>> On Tue, 2005-12-06 at 14:08 -0600, Michael Barnes wrote:
>>>> How do I establish both a user's primary NTgroup and Unixgroup when 
>>>> creating a new user?
>>>> Depending on the tool, I can set his NTgroup or his Unix group, but 
>>>> I don't seem to be able to establish both with one tool.
>>> ----
>>> man smb.conf
>>> Example: add user to group script = /usr/sbin/adduser %u %g
>>> Craig
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