[Samba] No domaingroups with getent group

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 29 04:03:46 MDT 2014

On 29/10/14 09:31, Stefan Kania wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> Hello,
> after I joined an new machine into my domain, "getent group" is not
> showing any domaingroup.
This is a known feature, if you want 'getent group' to work like 'getent 
passwd', you will need to give every group a gidNumber.

>   The domainusers are listet with "getent
> passwd" as expected. In nsswitch.conf winbind is used with "passwd"
> and "group". Wbinfo -g shows all groups. "net rpc testjoin" gives the
> right result. I can get a Kerberos-Ticket with "kinit" for all users.
> I can use Kerberos-autentication with "smbclient -L host -k"
> A "chgrp 'domain admins' file" gives "chgrp: invalid group: ‘domain
> admins’"
If I try to change the group ownership of a file on a client, I get this:

chgrp 'domain admins' testfile.txt
chgrp: changing group of ‘testfile.txt’: Operation not permitted

But if I use sudo, it works

sudo chgrp 'domain admins' testfile.txt

ls -la testfile.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 rowland domain_admins 0 Oct 29 09:47 testfile.txt

Can you post the result of:

getent group Domain\ Admins


> But if I da a "chgrp 100512 file" groupownership ist set to
> "domain admins" AND shows the name of the group and NOT just the ID.
> It's a Memberserver and not a DC.
> Any hint where I should look?
> Thanks
> Stefan
> - --
> Version: GnuPG/MacGPG2 v2.0.16 (Darwin)
> HAwAoKbbSmm/qOaME90KS0tLFda4FxsU
> =7M//

More information about the samba mailing list