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

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 04:36:23 GMT 2009

> This is where I got screwed up in "man smb.conf"
>       idmap uid (G)
>          The idmap uid parameter specifies the range of
>          user ids that are allocated for use in mapping
>          UNIX users to NT user SIDs.
> It was the "mapping" that made me think I had to map the
> existing UID's/GID's to the "idmap uid/gid" parameter.
> It was this next sentence that made me start to think:
>          This range of ids should have no existing local
>          or NIS users within it as strange conflicts can
>          occur otherwise.
> It was the "strange conflicts" that got me.
> I am writing this rather weird synopsis as I searched
> the Internet in vain trying to find an answer and
> I wanted to get it salted in the archives so as to
> help someone else.
Reading smb.conf alone is sometimes confusing. I usually back that up
with the following online book:



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