[Samba] PDC machine name appears as Domain Name on PC profiles

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Tue Mar 3 18:38:02 GMT 2009

On Tue, 2009-03-03 at 10:36 -0600, Jeff McInish wrote:
> I have the distribution Samba package 3.2.3 running under Ubuntu 8.10
> Workstation, downloaded using Synaptics Package Manager.  It is running as a
> PDC.  On some of my Windows XP workstations, the Windows profiles appearing
> under System Properties >> Advanced >> User Profiles appear correct, in the
> form DOMAIN_NAME\USER_NAME.  On others, however, they appear in the form
> DOMAIN_SERVER_NAME\USER_NAME.  Does anyone know why this occurs, and if so,
> is it normal?  Do I need to change something.  Thanks in advance.

Possibly because the SID of the PDC is the SID of the domain?  Maybe
something resolves the name one way while another works the other.

[root at littleboy ~]# net getlocalsid
SID for domain BARBEL is: S-1-5-21-2037442776-3290224752-88127236
[root at littleboy ~]# net getdomainsid
SID for local machine BARBEL is: S-1-5-21-2037442776-3290224752-88127236
SID for domain BACKBONE is: S-1-5-21-2037442776-3290224752-88127236

OpenGroupware developer: awilliam at whitemice.org

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