[Samba] Does Samba/Winbind not follow nested groups in AD?!?

James A. Dinkel jdinkel at bucoks.com
Wed Dec 6 06:17:02 GMT 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt Skerritt
> There is an option in smb.conf called "winbind nested groups" ... and
> the help text from swat says:
> "winbind nested groups (G)
>      If set to yes, this parameter activates the support for nested
> groups. Nested groups are also called local groups or aliases. They
> work like their counterparts in Windows: Nested groups are defined
> locally on any machine (they are shared between DC's through their
> SAM) and can contain users and global groups from any trusted SAM. To
> be able to use nested groups, you need to run nss_winbind.
>      Please note that per 3.0.3 this is a new feature, so handle with
> care.
>      Default: winbind nested groups = no"
> So I'm guessing that you want to set winbind nested groups = yes in
> your smb.conf.
> --
> Matt Skerritt
> matt.skerritt at agrav.net

I've put the "winbind nested groups = yes" in the global section of my
samba.conf.  (Sorry, I did go over the swat help text, I must have
missed this).  I went ahead and rebooted the server and tried it again,
but it's still a no-go.

Aaron, in the smb.conf you showed me, you did not have "winbind nested
groups = yes" ?!?  I don't remember if you've told me, but are you using
the default Samba 3.0.22 that comes with Ubuntu 6.06?

Could there be something wrong with my Winbind setup?  Something that
has to do with nss_winbind maybe?  Is there any way I can test this from
the Samba server, using wbinfo maybe?

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