[Samba] Windows doesn't show Samba group names, only SIDs

Jim Shanks jim at shanks.cc
Wed Jan 9 22:00:53 GMT 2008

> Hi,
> I have a problem with Samba / LDAP running on SLES-9. This has been
> running well
> for a while until this week - now Windows workstations don't show group
> names
> anymore (editing Access Rights, for example, shows a list of group SIDs
> instead).
> I checked whether some software was updated - and in deed it was. OpenLDAP
> and
> Samba were both updated two weeks ago - unfortunately nobody can confirm
> whether
> the problem occured only after the update.
> I guess I could try and revert to older versions of SuSE packages but I
> thought
> I'd ask here first - maybe it's trivial and I'm just blind...
>  Thanks, Danilo

I've had that problem before and it was always due to winbindd not running
or not running properly.

If you have swat loaded you should be able check the status tab as well as
restart winbindd.


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