[Samba] Resolving computeraccount$

Davor Vusir davortvusir at gmail.com
Tue May 12 12:30:51 MDT 2015

Hi list!

Many questions are asked and answered about resolving user accounts. But 
does winbind resolve computer accounts?

To elaborate some: it is perfectly all right to add computer accounts to 
access groups and use them in ACLs on a share or folder. For instance 
you would like a startup script to run on a client computer before a 
user logs on. Or perhaps you would like a server (account) to put/get a 
file on/from a share. MS SQL Server 2012 supports using UNC paths for 
both locating database file and backup to. Under certain circumstances 
the computer account is used for authorization.

There have been many, and sometimes lenghty, discussions about the need 
of uid- and gidnumbers on the list. But how does winbind handle computer 

Davor Vusir

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