[Samba] winbind: How to map Administrator to "root" on AD member server

Björn JACKE bj at SerNet.DE
Sat Feb 15 15:42:04 MST 2014

On 2014-02-15 at 00:53 +0100 Fred F sent off:
> This is working great for normal users and groups, but I am struggling with
> some special accounts, such as "Administrator". On the DC Samba
> automatically assigned the uid/gid "0" to the account, which is fine for
> me. Now I also need this mapping on the member servers, as storage may be
> shared across the servers, so the UIDs need to stay the same.

> So I assigned the uidNumber "0" to the "Administrator" account in the AD,
> but unfortunately the member server cannot resolve the account's SID to a
> uid (on the AD DC this is working!). What am I doing wrong?

I would recommend to change the uidNumber of Administrator to a different
unused one. Otherwise you might run into other problems, too. See also

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