[Samba] Clarification of 'administrator' config w/ldap

Adam Williams awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us
Sat Apr 4 14:15:51 GMT 2009

root is mapped to windows Administrator account in /etc/samba/smbusers.  
however, since samba 3.0.11 you can make anyone a domain administrator 
(to add machine accounts, install software, etc) see 
for more info.

jeff sacksteder wrote:
> I have a mostly working config with the ldap backend, at least from
> the standpoint of standard domain users, but I'm not sure how my
> Administrator user needs to be configured. The os 'root' user is in
> /etc/passwd and all my normal users are in the directory for unified
> login purposes. Is the domain 'Administrator' account supposed to
> correspond to 'root' in the os, 'Manager' in the directory, or a just
> a privileged user in the directory?

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