[Samba] getent only displays local users & groups

Henry dercni at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 03:08:18 UTC 2016

I have read numerous posts regarding this issue without finding a
resolution. I have a fresh Samba AD DC & a Samba Member server. the
member server has been setup using idmap config ad

wbinfo -u & wbinfo -g both work and list the domain users & groups
getent passwd & getent group both only display the local member server
users and groups

>From what I have read I understand getent passwd & getent group should
display the domain users & groups. "getent passwd administrator"
returns nothing

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

root at ares:/# cat /etc/samba/smb.conf
# Global parameters
    workgroup = SAMDOM
    realm = INT.SAMDOM.COM.AU
    netbios name = ARES
    server role = active directory domain controller
    dns forwarder =
    idmap_ldb:use rfc2307 = yes

    path = /var/lib/samba/sysvol/int.samdom.com.au/scripts
    read only = No

    path = /var/lib/samba/sysvol
    read only = No

root at aphrodite:/# cat /etc/samba/smb.conf
       security = ADS
       workgroup = SAMDOM
       realm = INT.SAMDOM.COM.AU

       log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
       log level = 1

       # Default idmap config used for BUILTIN and local windows accounts/groups
       idmap config *:backend = tdb
       idmap config *:range = 2000-9999

       # idmap config for domain SAMDOM
       idmap config SAMDOM:backend = ad
       idmap config SAMDOM:schema_mode = rfc2307
       idmap config SAMDOM:range = 10000-99999

       # Use settings from AD for login shell and home directory
       winbind nss info = rfc2307

root at aphrodite:/# cat /etc/nsswitch.conf
# /etc/nsswitch.conf
# Example configuration of GNU Name Service Switch functionality.
# If you have the `glibc-doc-reference' and `info' packages installed, try:
# `info libc "Name Service Switch"' for information about this file.

#passwd:         compat
passwd:         files winbind
#group:          compat
group:          files winbind
shadow:         compat
gshadow:        files

hosts:          files dns
networks:       files

protocols:      db files
services:       db files
ethers:         db files
rpc:            db files

netgroup:       nis

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