[Samba] Is there any problem that can arise from remapping gidNumber?

John Lewis oflameo2 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 09:25:35 MST 2015

On 01/13/2015 11:10 AM, John Lewis wrote:
> On 01/13/2015 10:41 AM, Rowland Penny wrote:
>> On 13/01/15 15:11, John Lewis wrote:
>>> On 01/13/2015 09:23 AM, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>>> On 13/01/15 14:06, John Lewis wrote:
>>>>> On 01/13/2015 06:35 AM, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>>>>> On 13/01/15 11:33, John Lewis wrote:
>>>>>>> This morning I remapped gidNumber from primaryGroupID to gidNumber. I
>>>>>>> did that because I could not change the integer in primaryGroupID wit
>>>>>>> ldbedt as root.
>>>>>>> I mapped to to a new attribute called gidNumber which has no specific
>>>>>>> meaning in samba. Is there any potential problems that can arise from
>>>>>>> doing that. Is there a better way to fix that problem?
>>>>>> Hmm, definitely going to need more info here, gidNumber has a specific
>>>>>> meaning to samba, depending on how you set up samba.
>>>>>>     Rowland
>>>>> I took the defaults except for rfc2307 which I enabled. I am running
>>>>> Samba Version 4.1.11-Debian.
>>>> Yes, but what as ?? an AD DC or in classic mode i.e. just like samba3
>>>> Might be best if you post your smb.conf (sanitised )
>>>> Rowland
>>> I attached it to this email.
>> OK, so you are running samba4 as an AD DC, gidNumber definitely means
>> something and if you want to change a users primarygroup, you need to do
>> something like this:
>> First give the group that you want to be the new primarygroup a
>> gidNumber (told you it means something)
>> next, make sure the user is  a member of this group, if not, add user to
>> group
>> get the groups RID
>> change the users primaryGroupID attribute to the groups RID
>> AD will do the rest
>> Rowland
> What attribute is the group's RID?
I figured out that the RID was the last few numbers on the end of the

How do I change the object Rid so I can change the GID of the group?

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