[Samba] Administrator account lost administrative privileges

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Jan 23 13:37:15 UTC 2018

On Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:20:28 -0500
lingpanda101 via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Hello,
>      Using Samba 4.7.4 on 6 Ubuntu 14.04 as DC's. Recently noticed 
> applications were failing to install on Windows 10 and 7
> workstations. Started to investigate and noticed the Administrator
> account could not install software.  The Domain Admins appear to work
> as normal with full domain rights. As a test I logged in to a Windows
> 10 workstation as Administrator and invoked a command prompt with
> 'Run as Administrator'. Attempted to run 'ipconfig /registerdns' I
> get the prompt about needing to run with administrative privileges.
> Not entirely sure where to start to see if this is a Samba or Windows 
> issue. Anyone have a list of what group memberships the Administrator 
> should be a part of by default? Thanks.

On my DC, Administrator is a member of:

Domain Admins, Administrators, Enterprise Admins, Group Policy Creator
Owners, Schema Admins

Have you checked if Administrator is disabled on the affected machines,
or if its password has expired ?


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