[Samba] USRMGR group problems

Michael Gasch gasch at eva.mpg.de
Mon Sep 19 13:06:19 GMT 2005

do the groups have correct mappings to local ones?
i've had the same error "The group name could not be found" and had some 
errors in my mappings


Eric A. Hall wrote:
> I'm having some odd problems with USRMGR and Samba group accounts.
> USRMGR seems to work fine for user accounts, and it also correctly
> displays the list of group objects (these are all stored in LDAP btw).
> This can be seen in http://www.ehsco.com/misc/samba/umgr-main.gif
> Two of the groups can be managed while the other two cannot. For example,
> http://www.ehsco.com/misc/samba/umgr-admins.gif shows that the "Admins"
> group can be opened but http://www.ehsco.com/misc/samba/umgr-users.gif
> shows that the "Users" group cannot ("The group name could not be found").
> Similarly, the "LM Hosts" group can be opened but the "Nobody" group
> cannot. All of these groups DO show up in various places (like security
> dialogs, and in the USRMGR list obviously) but they can't be viewed for
> editing in USRMGR.
> Separately, some groups don't show up in the user settings. For example,
> http://www.ehsco.com/misc/samba/umgr-root.gif shows the group options for
> the "root" account. Note that the "LM Hosts" and "Nobody" groups show in
> the candidate groups, but the "Admins" and "Users" groups do not (despite
> the fact that "Admins" is one of the groups that can be opened for editing
> as described above).
> The groups appear to be properly defined in LDAP. I've recreated them just
> to be sure ("LM Hosts" is a new group I created for initial testing and it
> shows up fine so I thought I'd recreate the others but that didn't help),
> and have also manually rebuilt my LDAP indexes. "net groupmap list" shows
> all of them and their correct mappings.
> This really has me flummoxed. Any ideas? What am I missing?

Michael Gasch
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Evolution (IT)
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