[Samba] Error trying to create LOCAL groups & Users

vishesh kumar linuxtovishesh at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 05:53:52 GMT 2009

Dear Mike

Edit /etc/nsswitch.conf file, this file is reponsible for local system
authentication, nsswitch.conf should look like following, but remember to
store original nsswitch.conf file before editing.

passwd : files
shadow: files
group: files

After creating users restore original nsswitch.conf file


On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 11:47 PM, Mike Hurst <mhurst at creditacceptance.com>wrote:

> We are running Samba 3.033 / Winbind on RHEL5 x64 that authenticates to our
> AD domain. We need to create a few LOCAL service accounts and groups (for
> Oracle) however when we try to add the user & group accounts, we get the
> error: groupadd: group dba exists. This is because we have a domain account
> with the same name, but we do not want to use the domain group, we want a
> new local only group.
> Is there a way we can add the local user & group accounts without it
> looking the account up in AD first?
> Thanks!
> Mike Hurst
> UNIX Administrator
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