[Samba] Unix Attributes in Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) tool

Miguel Medalha miguelmedalha at sapo.pt
Thu Feb 12 14:12:45 MST 2015

I am using a Samba 4.1.16 as an Active Directory domain controller.

After a lot of time complaining to myself that my users' properties 
sheet in ADUC  did not contain the Unix Attributes tab, it finally 
occurred to me that I should look again into Windows 7 >> Control Panel 
 >> Programs and Features >> Turn Windows Features on and off. Lo and 
behold, there it is: under Remote Server Administration Tools >> Role 
Administration Tools >> AD DS and AD LDS Tools >> AD DS Tools >> Server 
for NIS Tools. Due to this not so clear name (or my ignorance, or both) 
I had overseen it when I installed ADUC. After checking the selection 
box and letting it install, I opened ADUC and there's the Unix 
Attributes tab. Finally!

While roaming the Net I have seen some people grieving over the absence 
of the Unix Attributes tab in their ADUC. That's why I strongly think 
and feel that this should be included in the "Using RFC2307 on a Samba 
DC" page of the Samba Wiki, which is functionally linked to the "Setup a 
Samba AD Member Server" page.

Using RFC2307 on a Samba DC

Setup a Samba AD Member Server

I suppose that the link to the Remote Server Administration Tools should 
also be included in the Wiki pages:

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Finally, I must express my big Thank You! to the Samba team for this 
very important work.

Have a nice day/night, wherever you are!

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