[Samba] net rpc user add produces duplicate SID

Sebastian Scholz gsscholz at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 06:22:22 MST 2010

Sebastian Scholz <gsscholz <at> gmail.com> writes:

> I moved the domain SID and the local SID to the new pdc and filled the ldap
> directory with all users and machines from the old machine. I can access the 
> smb via smbclient, id user works and getent passwd, etc. 
> BUT when I try to add a new user with 
> # net rpc user add newusername 
> the user gets a SID which is already used by a machine account. The command
> responds with "Faild to add user 'newusername' with: No such user."
> # pdbedit -L 
> reports this user and this machine account with ldapsam_getsampwsid: More 
> than one user with SID [S-1-5-21....]. Failing. count=2. Deleting the user 
> with
> # net rpc user delete newusername 
> works.

Hi List

the same actually happens when I add a new machine to the domain with
net dom join

Can I change the SID/RID somehow after adding a new account or is there a 
way to tell net to start from a different RID?


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