[Samba] wrong permissions on windows

Michael Heydon michaelh at jaswin.com.au
Thu Jan 17 06:51:34 GMT 2008

Stefan Onken wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently moved a samba fileserver and PDC to a new server. Since 
> then, all Windows Users have very limited permissions, not allowing 
> changing even the time settings. Before moving the server, each 
> windows user had the same rights as a "Standard User" or "Main 
> User" (not sure about the english term, using a German windows. In 
> German its called "Hauptbenutzer"). So, how do I change it back 
> that all users have standard permissions again ?
> We also installed a W2003 Server in the network, but NOT working as 
> a domain controller, we just needed a MS SQL Server. I hope that 
> this server did not interfere somehow.
> Samba Config: 
> http://www.pastebin.org/15766
> master ~ # net groupmap list
> Domain Admins (S-1-5-21-4263839513-3419836531-2732121395-512) -> 
> ntadmin
> Domain Guests (S-1-5-21-4263839513-3419836531-2732121395-514) -> 
> nobody
> Domain Users (S-1-5-21-4263839513-3419836531-2732121395-513) -> 
> users
> All Users I am talking about are in the Linux Groups "users".
> Any ideas ?
You probably want to make the "Domain Users" group a member of the local 
machine's "Power Users" or "Administrators" group (or

"Hauptbenutzer" in your case).

If you logon to each workstation as an administrator and run

net localgroup "Power Users" "DOMAINNAME\Domain Users" /add

You could make your users domain admins, but that would give them admin access to servers, etc as well which you probably don't want.

*Michael Heydon - IT Administrator *
michaelh at jaswin.com.au <mailto:michaelh at jaswin.com.au>

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