[Samba] Issues post AD migration

Praveen Ghimire PGhimire at sundata.com.au
Fri Apr 13 11:50:55 UTC 2018

Hi Rowland,

The group was in /etc/group and LDAP. Post the AD migration, the group didn’t show up in AD. We then added the group in AD, will check if it has a gid number.
If AD doesn’t have gid, can I remove the group /etc/group and assign it the same gid in AD?

The group in question was one of many which had the same issue, hence the question about importing missed groups in AD


Praveen Ghimire

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From: samba [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Rowland Penny via samba
Sent: Friday, 13 April 2018 9:24 PM
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Subject: Re: [Samba] Issues post AD migration

On Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:56:34 +0000
Praveen Ghimire <PGhimire at sundata.com.au> wrote:

> Hi Rowland,
> The issue seems to be due to the groups who decided not to show up in
> AD. Strangely, even when we added the group with the same name in the
> AD, it didn't resolv the issue.  Even though smb.conf dictates that
> the user have to a member of a group with that name. Using getent
> group,  we can see the group.  Does Samba hold on to the SID of the
> group somehow?
> Is there a way to get those lost groups in AD;)

Not sure I fully understand what you are saying here, Are you saying
that you have a group in /etc/group but not in AD and you have now
added this group to AD ?

If so, delete the group in /etc/group and ensure the group in AD has a

You will probably have to run 'net cache flush' after making the


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