[Samba] samba server shows up as Domain Controller

Ayotunde Itayemi aitayemi at vmobile-nigeria.com
Thu Mar 17 10:02:39 GMT 2005

Hi All,

I finally compiled Samba 3.0.12pre1 (and 3.0.11) successfully on AIX
The steps I took will be placed at


I have joined an AD domain with the following commands. When I check on
I find that the computer is listed as a "DOMAIN CONTROLLER"?

net ads join
net join -U Administrator%password

Is this OK? My intention is just to make the machine a regular computer
the domain (or just a member server)

I can't change the security permissions on a share that belongs to me 
which is the main reason I am testing Samba. I have a Samba 2.2.5
at the moment, but permissions on folders/files are not as fine-grained
I would like. I would like users to be able to grant access/deny access
they please to other users/groups in Active Directory to their
on the samba server.

With samba v 3.0.12, if I acess the security property on a folder and
to grant another user access to the folder, I get an error stating that
don't have the right permission to do so or an access-denied message.

Any ideas?

(I added the winbind lines later but it didn't change anything)

	workgroup = MYREALDOMAIN
	server string = ARCHIVESYSTEM
	security = ADS
	encrypt passwords = Yes
	update encrypted = Yes
	password server = my-ads-server
	username map = /var/samba3012/users.map
	log file = /var/samba3012/log/log.%m
	max log size = 50
	dns proxy = No
	wins server =
	browseable = yes
	show add printer wizard = no
	idmap uid = 15000-20000 
	idmap gid = 15000-20000 
	winbind use default domain = Yes 
	winbind enum users = yes
	winbind enum groups = yes

	path = /home/%S
	read only = No
	create mask = 0755
	browseable = No

	comment = All printers
	path = /var/samba/spool
	printable = Yes
	browseable = No

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