[Samba] Make domain users and groups available on local server

lingpanda101 at gmail.com lingpanda101 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 19:39:20 UTC 2016

On 8/10/2016 1:14 PM, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:54:36 -0400
> lingpanda101--- via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>       Had an issue on one DC that wouldn't allow me to use 'id user'
>> and get results. Looked to the Wiki to troubleshoot and couldn't find
>> a link to a topic. I finally found the information I needed under
>> 'Setup Samba as an AD Domain Member'.  I would think this should be
>> listed under 'Advanced configuration' as well? Is it listed elsewhere
>> and I simply over looked it? My issue was a invalid symbolic link.
>> Thanks.
> The problem is that Samba doesn't recommend using the DC for anything
> other than authentication and storing GPOs.
> There were lots of reasons why this was a good idea when Samba 4 was
> first released, but a great deal of the reasons have been fixed.
> Lots of users are now asking similar questions about using the DC as a
> fileserver and I think it may be time to reconsider how the wiki is
> laid out. Whilst still not recommending using the DC as a fileserver,
> Samba needs to accept that people will (need to) use the DC as a
> fileserver and the wiki needs to reflect this.
> Rowland

I see your point.

I learned from my early mistakes of using Samba as a DC and file server. 
I am using the command 'id' as a way to quickly look at uid and gid 


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