[Samba] Is it possible to change the root/Administrator user to another username?

Andrew Galdes andrew.galdes at agix.com.au
Wed Nov 14 22:49:55 MST 2012

Are you looking for "/etc/samba/smbusers"?

   root = administrator admin

-Andrew Galdes

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 2:14 AM, Paul Griffith <paulg at cse.yorku.ca> wrote:

> Greetings Samba users,
> In the process of setting up Samba, one of the item you need to need is
> add a root user to the samba password database.
> I was wondering if it is possible to change the name of the Samba
> root/Administrator user to another user, like smbroot ?
> I checked the 'username map' option in the man pages, but it doesn't
> appear to do what I want. From the man page it appears that I can map UNIX
> to Windows mappings. I was hoping to find something that says 'use smbroot
> instead of root'.
> Best Regards,
> Paul
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-Andrew Galdes
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