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

John Lewis oflameo2 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 10:22:20 MST 2015

On 01/13/2015 12:03 PM, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 13/01/15 16:25, John Lewis wrote:
>> On 01/13/2015 11:10 AM, John Lewis wrote:
>> I figured out that the RID was the last few numbers on the end of the
>> objectSid.
>> How do I change the object Rid so I can change the GID of the group?
> You don't change the RID
> Every object in AD has an objectSid attribute, this consists of the the
> domain SID (this is unique to the domain) with the users/groups unique
> RID on the end.
> As standard, every users primaryGroupID is set to 513, this is the RID
> for Domain Users, so every users primary group is Domain users, even
> though they do not show as being a member in AD. If you want to change a
> users primary group, you need to add the user to a group, get the
> objectSid of this group and then change the contents of the
> primaryGroupID attribute to this RID.
> Having said all that, I think that you may be talking about AD from the
> Linux point of view, if so then that is a different thing all together.
> Rowland

I am talking about AD from a Linux point of view, and having a GID
number of the group tied to the RID sounds like a can of worms.

I want the POSIX stuff decoupled from the directory stuff so they get in
each other's way.

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