[Samba] Unable to add AD users to local groups

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Nov 16 21:34:51 UTC 2016

On Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:14:58 -0500
Robert Martel via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Greetings,
> I have Samba 4.4.7 running on several Sparc boxes running Solaris 9
> as member servers in an Active Directory environment.  (I do not
> control the AD configuration)
> I am able to connect to the servers using windows clients and
> smbclient 
> - the problem I have run into is when I try to add domain users to
> local groups on the Samba servers  I am told the users do not exist.
> As these users I can  connect  to shared folders, I can log into the 
> host using the active directory user's ID and password
> What I see:
> # net sam addmem urbanweb ADDOMAIN\\1001362
> Adding domain group member failed with NT_STATUS_NO_SUCH_USER
> Not seeing any hints in the log files even at level 10.
> Any thoughts on what to look at/for?
> Thank you
> Bob Martel

Provided that the group urbanweb exists in /etc/group and your users
are shown by getent passwd or id, then you could try the unix tools
i.e. usermod -G urbanweb ADDOMAIN\\1001362


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