[Samba] Samba 3.5.2 : root and Domain Admins membership

plug bert plugbert at yahoo.com
Tue May 11 19:55:14 MDT 2010

  Just to add, when i run net user root /domain on the client machine, root is not a member of Domain Admins; however, running net group "Domain Admins" /domain on the same machine lists root as a member.

Any thoughts?  i am using a Samba 3.5.2 PDC with LDAP backend; apart from running smbldap-populate, i have not made any changes to the account info.


--- On Tue, 5/11/10, plug bert <plugbert at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: plug bert <plugbert at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [Samba] Samba 3.5.2 : root and Domain Admins membership
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Date: Tuesday, 11 May, 2010, 5:50 PM
> Hello All,
> i noticed something odd after setting up a Samba
> PDC/domain. Seems that i am able to add machines to the
> domain by using the root account, but when i log on as root,
> it has no privileges to modify settings on the computer,
> particularly the computer name and Workgroup/Domain
> settings(they're grayed out)
> i ran a net group "domain admins" /domain at the command
> prompt, and root is not listed. i then ran net user root
> /domain, and again it has no membership with the Domain
> Admins group.
> However, running net rpc group members "Domain Admins" on
> the PDC, it lists root as a member.
> i tried creating a user and added it to Domain Admins; it
> is listed properly in the Domain Admins group, and has
> administrative rights on the machine.
> Is this normal behavior? btw, client machine is a XP with
> SP3. tia
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