[Samba] Add domain defauts to WORKGROUP if not specified

mathias dufresne infractory at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 17:03:21 UTC 2016


You don't tell us too much about your environment...

In AD mode workgroup = <string> refers to short domain name.
In AD mode a user can be represented using two forms:
<username> or <short domain name>\<username>

If you are running samba in AD mode, as says the man page of smb.conf:
       workgroup (G)

           This controls what workgroup your server will appear to be in
when queried by clients. *Note that this parameter also controls the Domain
name used with the security = domain setting.*

           Default: workgroup = WORKGROUP

           Example: workgroup = MYGROUP

It seems in AD mode workgroup is not optional.

Regarding other consequences, MS Windows uses a lot domain short name, so...

2016-03-10 17:37 GMT+01:00 Tompkins, Michael <Michael.Tompkins at xerox.com>:

> We currently are running smbclient 4.0.7. Users need to add domain name or
> "\" before username for authentication to succeed. Otherwise, smbclient
> prepends WORKGROUP\ to username.
> In a particular environment, "WORKGROUP\username" does not have access to
> the user's home directory.
> If we add "workgroup =" parameter in smb.conf file, it now passes. Is it
> valid to always to specify a "" workgroup value in the config file ? Does
> that have other concequences ?
> Mike
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