[Samba] samba-tool user to edit users..?

mourik jan heupink - merit heupink at merit.unu.edu
Thu Aug 21 06:18:17 MDT 2014

Hai Louis,

I can ping filehost, but you are right: I cannot ping 
filehost.samba.company.com, even though it is our main fileserver, and 
(i am under the impression) joined to the AD...

Looking at smb.conf @ filehost there is no "netbios name = " line.

root at filehost:/etc# hostname -a
root at filehost:/etc# hostname -f

There is a filehost in the ADUC computers container. But when checking 
out it's properties, it has an old dns name: 'filehost.olddomain.com'

So... this explains perhaps also the sssd problems we've had on this 
machine. (to fix those issues, I have started to use a dedicated user 
account for krb5.sssd.keytab)

Is there a way to check / verify the join..?


On 8/21/2014 13:32, L.P.H. van Belle wrote:
> Hai Mourik Jan,
> and you can ping to filehost and filehost.samba.company.com from a windows pc?
> This is something in your resolving setup.
> Are you using bind9 or internal dns.
> ( i dont have any forwarders in bind )
> This is what im having in my resolv.conf.
> search samba.company.com samba.company2.com
> nameserver
> nameserver internetdns1
> nameserver internetdns2
> Greetz,
> Louis
>> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>> Van: heupink at merit.unu.edu
>> [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Namens mourik jan
>> heupink - merit
>> Verzonden: donderdag 21 augustus 2014 13:13
>> Aan: samba at lists.samba.org
>> Onderwerp: [Samba] samba-tool user to edit users..?
>> Hi,
>> In our samba3 days, we provided a homedirectory like
>> \\filehost\username.
>> Now, with samba4 / ADUC using "\\filehost\username" gives the error:
>> "the home folder could not be created because: the network name cannot
>> be found". We have a little root preexec scripts creates the directory
>> and sets permissions, so ADUC only needs to accept the
>> "\\filehost\username", no further action required.
>> ADUC accepts it, when I use a FULL servername:
>> \\filehost.samba.company.com\username
>> However, that full name does not work in windows explorer. ("Check the
>> spelling of the name. Otherwise there might be a problem with your
>> network") Therefore, the GPO drive mapping fails, and users logon with
>> no home drive mapping.
>> In short: using ADUC we currently have no way to configure a
>> valid home
>> folder.
>> So the question: have I got a problem with my network (like ADUC tells
>> me) or is there a way to simply make ADUC accept a valid home
>> folder path?
>> I looked at samba-tool to edit the user there, but it only can
>> create/delete users, no modify... :-(
>> I have read https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setting_up_a_home_share,
>> but that's a whole new approach, and I'd rather have ADUC
>> simply accept
>> the path I give...
>> MJ
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