[Samba] Samba and LDAP: Trouble adding Win XP machines to the domain

Edmundo Valle Neto edmundo.valle at terra.com.br
Wed Jun 27 16:25:31 GMT 2007

The RID portion doesn't really matters as it doesn't clash with known 
RIDs (below 1000), and other created RIDs (you cannot have two accounts 
with the same RID, composing the same SID).


Edmundo Valle Neto

mikelOn escreveu:
> Sorry, I was wrong. After changing such value the machines are added with a
> number above 50000 but still cannot join the domain.
> I will keep comparing the records created by the script and the LAM and give
> some feedback.
> Thanks for your help.
> Asier Baranguán wrote:
>> mikelOn escribió:
>>> This morning I wanted to review the smbldap-useradd perl script to see if
>>> there is any place (config file or so) where I can indicate the base
>>> number
>>> I want for the machines.
>>> ¿Do I need to set that "base" uidNumber somewhere? ¿Why must it be set to
>>> above than 50000?
>>> ¿Did you ever experience anything similar?
>> (I suppose you have executed the smbldap-populate script)
>> When you execute the smbldap-populate you can pass some parameters to set
>> the first 
>> uid/gid number that will be assigned to the users/groups. This scripts
>> read the value from 
>> the sambaDomainName LDAP entry and updates it when adding groups/users. I
>> think this 
>> values are the uidNumber and gidNumber attributes, but I'm not sure.
>> As LAM doesn't use the smbldap scripts it has different starting numbers
>> (see the lam.conf 
>> file, usually at /usr/share/ldap-account-manager/config) AFAIK this is
>> used to separate 
>> regular unix accounts from LDAP accounts to prevent overlapping.
>> Look at your /etc/passwd file and slapcat output for id collision. Perhaps
>> that was your 
>> problem.
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