Fwd: [Samba] Changing owner/group on samba share

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Fri May 15 15:33:52 GMT 2009

On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 10:36 AM, Robert LeBlanc <robert at leblancnet.us> wrote:
> I've looked around and can't find the answer. We have a Samba file
> server joined to our Active Directory and using ACLs. We are enforcing
> quotas on this machine, but when specifying the home directory, the
> directory is owned by the person who created it. Using Windows and going
> into the security permissions, there doesn't seem to be a way to remove
> the owning user/group. When you hit apply, they show right back up.
> Is there any way for a Windows user to change the owning user/group
> through the Window's GUI? This would be very helpful for our helpdesk
> team.

Make sure your idmap works. If it does not the windows properties tab
gets reset after changing. That is what I found out after having this
problem for years in a samba ldap domain.


John M. Drescher

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