[Samba] Problem when importing via tdbedit and then picking up
kbailey at freewayprojects.com
Fri May 4 07:43:57 GMT 2007
Just found this out - is it a bug which I should register or is this by design?
We had been running a Samba 2.2 server for a few years with a domain called PSCT
- everybody very happy (well done guys!). Installed a new server with Samba 3
based on Debian Etch. The new server was set as the domain PSCT2 to keep things
Copied all data across to the new server.
The new server has a tdbsam back end - and the accounts from the old server were
imported using tdbedit (see man tdbedit) were imported. So tdbedit was used to
import the records from the smbpasswd file from the old server.
What happened was that the user accounts in the tdbsam database were set up with
the old PSCT domain and not the domain of the new server which is PSCT2. And
tdbedit can not be used to change the Domain value.
The users logons would still work - but
but - when users logged on they would not pick up the NTConfig.POL file and load it.
What I had to do was to use smbpasswd to delete each account individually and
then readd them. It would then show that the acounts were now created with the
PSCT2 domain value.
And NTConfig.POL would then be picked up.
(BTW - I used smbpasswd and not tdbedit to delete/add the accounts as using
smbpasswd seemed to keep the original UID at the end of the SID. Maybe it was
picking up something from /etc/passwd. This helped because it meant the users
used the same local profile on their PC's as when they forst logged on to the
new server/domain. BTW - profiles are not used).
Is this something I should register as a bug or is it by design?
Email: kbailey at freewayprojects.com
Tel: 01752 268923
More information about the samba