[Samba] Samba DC, Winbind, and Administrator Account

Nick Couchman nick.couchman at seakr.com
Mon Feb 8 17:30:30 UTC 2016

> On 08/02/16 00:07, Nick Couchman wrote:
>>>> So, my two questions are:
>>>> - How do I map the domain\administrator account to a UID other than 0.
>>> You don't really want to change this, it maps 'Administrator' to the
>>> Unix 'root' user and this allows the changing of ACLs etc.
>> Just because the Administrator user is a non-root user does not preclude it from
>> changing ACLs.  It may preclude it from forcibly changing ACLs on files that
>> account doesn't own, but this can be overcome at a share level using the "admin
>> users" parameter.
> Well, yes, but then you will not be using the extended ACL support that
> windows does
>>   I'd much rather the Windows Administrator *not* have any inherent elevated
>>   privileges on the Linux system just because it's mapped to UID 0.  I'd rather
>>   solve that another way.  But I'm a UNIX admin :-).
> No, you are somebody that likes making life hard for yourself, on a DC,
> Administrator is hardcoded to '0'.
> Rowland

Thanks for the info.  I'll deal with it this way, then.

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