[Samba] net rpc group add & by/pass the group scope value

Abraham.Alawi at csiro.au Abraham.Alawi at csiro.au
Sun May 5 23:47:19 MDT 2013

Hi folks,

Does anyone have a clue of how to by/pass the group scope value when creating a group in AD by using the net tools?

I can delete an AD group, add/remove members from a group but I can't create a group. I reckon it's because of the group scope value (even Power Shell/New-ADGroup prompts for it)

$ net -U $ADMIN_USER  -S $DC_ADDRESS rpc group add $GROUP_NAME  -c $OU

Error message:
Failed to add group $GROUP_NAME with error: Access is denied.

Powershell command (that works fine with the same credentials):
> New-ADGroup -Name $GROUP_NAME  "  -groupScope global -Path $OU

AD is win2k8 server, domain functional level is win2k3


Abraham Alawi
Linux/UNIX Systems and Storage Specialist | STACC Project
Information Management & Technology (IMT)
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