[Samba] Re: nss_wins: create_builtin_users: Failed to create Users

MargoAndTodd margoandtodd at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 04:06:08 GMT 2009

MargoAndTodd wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am getting the following error in /var/log/messages
> when an XP Pro client enters the network:
> nss_wins[8369]: [2009/04/06 15:17:23, 0] 
> auth/auth_util.c:create_builtin_users(810)
> Apr  6 15:17:23 rn1 nss_wins[8369]:
> create_builtin_users: Failed to create Users
> I have been told in the past to add "idmap uid" and
> "idmap gid" to my smb.conf and I have (no symptom change).
> Anyone know how to stop/cure this error message?
> Many thanks,
> -T

To answer my own question, I severely misunderstood what
"man smb.conf" was saying about "idmap uid" and
"idmap uid".  I was trying to match them up with
my current user numbers and group numbers.

Placing my idmaps in this range cured the error

         idmap uid = 15000-20000
         idmap gid = 15000-20000


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