[Samba] File Server recognize users and groups AD

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Aug 5 12:49:41 UTC 2016

On Fri, 5 Aug 2016 12:26:24 +0000 (UTC)
Ricardo Pardim Claus <ricardo.claus at yahoo.com.br> wrote:

> Dear Rowland; 
> I appreciate the contact. 
> The commands: 
> getent group 'DOMAIN\Domain Admins' 
> getent group 'Domain Admins' 
> Return nothing! 

When I run the command on the DC I joined to the one I provisioned, I
get this:

root at dc2:~# getent group Domain\ Admins
SAMDOM\domain admins:x:3000008:

> When I run only this command: getent group 
> It returns only Unix / Linux groups 

This also the result I get, you need to add these two lines to smb.conf:

	winbind enum users = yes
	winbind enum groups = yes

After restarting samba, you should get the AD users or groups,
provided libnss-winbind is set up, see here for more info:


> Regarding Smb.conf could show me what needs to be changed? 
> This smb.conf refers to the secondary DC + file server. 

What you need to understand is that when you use a DC as a fileserver,
very few of the lines that you can add to a Unix domain member will
work on a DC. I would return the [global] part of your smb.conf to what
it was just after the join and then add this line 'idmap_ldb:use
rfc2307 = yes' 

If you have any questions about libnss-winbind, just ask, but please,
ask onlist.


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