[Samba] error when adding a new user (solved)

Guido Lorenzutti guido at lorenzutti.com.ar
Wed Sep 7 08:20:36 GMT 2005

You are right, they are "reserved". But they should work.
I found the problem. There was a groupmap configured.
(nt) Users was (unix) users. I don't know why... this is a samba
installed a long time ago. I just delete this groupmap and then i can
make the smbpasswd -a like in every other samba.
I have to fix a few things more and then I will be able to start to go
ldap :)


Bruno Guerreiro wrote:

>I think that groups bellow 100 are reserved, so don't think it's a good idea
>to make that group the user's primary group.
>Why don't you create another group like ntusers, domusers, whatever, and
>then assign that as the primary group for all users...
>Best Regards,
>Bruno Guerreiro
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Guido Lorenzutti [mailto:guido at lorenzutti.com.ar]
>>Sent: quarta-feira, 7 de Setembro de 2005 4:28
>>To: samba at lists.samba.org
>>Subject: [Samba] error when adding a new user
>>Hi people, i having the following problem:
>>useradd -s /bin/false -g users test
>>smbpasswd -a test
>>New SMB password:
>>Retype new SMB password:
>>tdb_update_sam: Failing to store a SAM_ACCOUNT for [test] without a 
>>primary group RID
>>Failed to add entry for user test.
>>Failed to modify password entry for user test
>>The "users" group exists,
>>grep users /etc/group
>>Any ideas? I fix this adding a new group with the name of the username 
>>and adding the user to this group. Then, it works de smbpasswd -a.
>>Why this could happend?
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