[Samba] Problem using MMC: To manage Group Policy, you must log on to the computer with a domain user account

mathias dufresne infractory at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 08:28:54 UTC 2016

"You must log on to the computer with a domain user account" means nothing
else than you must log on with a domain account : )

More serioulsy: there are two kind of accounts with AD:
- local accounts (accounts declared locally inside Windows client, ie users
existing before you joined the machine to the domain)
- domain accounts (accounts from AD domain)

As says the message, use a domain account.

2016-03-31 9:36 GMT+02:00 Jobst Schmalenbach <jobst at barrett.com.au>:

> Hi.
> I downloaded the the "Remote Server Administration Tools" but whenever I
> want to add the group policy snap in I get the subject error message even
> though I am logged in as domain admin on the client work station.
> System(s):
>  * CentOS 6.7 (all latest patches except samba due to one XP machine I
> have to keep due to legacy software, but not long!)
>  * Clients are all Windows 7 bar 1 (all latest patches)
>  * samba.x86_64 3.6.23-20.el6 configured as domain, security = user
> As I am not 100% sure where the error is I am not sure what other details
> to provide, I will provide if requested to do so.
> I am certain, however, that the user is a "Domain Admin" and added to the
> local "Administrators" group. When installing/changing anything on the
> workstations I can use that user to do so and it is happily accepted.
> This used to work a couple of years back when it was all XP, I did not
> have to use it for a while as everything was settled and steady.
> Please help!
> Thanks
> Jobst
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