[Samba] Adding a AD Group to a Unix user account

Schneider, Craig-P65851 Craig.Schneider at gdc4s.com
Thu Sep 24 14:38:52 MDT 2009

I think the problem is that the usermod program used the /etc files, and
not NSS. So, you are trying to add "bobby" to the "Domain Users" group
in /etc/group, but that group doesn't exit there. I found that using
Linux ACLs with multiple groups assigned to files was an acceptable work
around for my needs. 


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Subject: [Samba] Adding a AD Group to a Unix user account

Hi Guys,

First of all I can do the following:

"usermod -g GID bobby" and it adds the group to the user account fine
(GID being the actual number value not the name).

but if i don't use -g it fails to work, I want to ADD the group "Domain
Users" to "bobbys" account, so I tried:

"usermod -a -G GID bobby" but it doesnt not appear to do anything...

Anyone got any ideas?

Many Thanks!

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