[Samba] Power Users

John H Terpstra jht at Samba.Org
Thu May 26 03:55:10 GMT 2005

On Wednesday 25 May 2005 21:39, tom burkart wrote:
> Hi, everyone,
> Just wondering if anyone had worked out how to assign a user as a Power
> User in domain context?
> I have tried:
> (1) setting the primary group SID to S-1-5-32-547 for that user
> (2) created a power users' group with the above SID with the user as a
> member.
> Setting the primary group SID to the admin group (RID 512) works but is an
> extremely non-preferred option.
> This is in a samba server/win2k workstation environment.

Please refer to "The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide" (aka 
Samba-HOWTO-Collection) Chapter 12, Section 12.3.2.

You may obtain the current version (rebuilt every 24 hours) of this book from:

This reference means you can add any domain user or domain group to be a 
member of the local "Power Users" group on any workstation by executing:

net rpc group addmem "Power Users" "MYDOMAIN\Engineers" 
-UAdministrator%password -SWINWRKSTN

John T.

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