[Samba] How to Create Local Administrator Account?

Moray Henderson Moray.Henderson at ict-software.org
Wed Mar 23 05:23:10 MDT 2011

Jon Hazen wrote:
> The Samba logs indicate that, of course, my ordinary Windows domain
> account
> isn't allowed to create local groups on my Samba server.
> So:
> a) How do I create a local Administrator account?
> a) How do I create a local Administrators group?
> b) How do I add my ordinary Windows domain account to the local
> Administrators
> group?

If you map your Samba groups to the Windows NT groups (although I wouldn't
use the 'root' group like they do in the example)
http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-Guide/small.html#initGrps, add
your domain account to the group you used, you will get Local Admin
privileges when you log on.  Best to set up a separate group and account,
and only use them when you need the extra access.

"To err is human; to purr, feline."

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