[Samba] Samba4.6 - Groups creation/import fails

Arnaud FLORENT aflorent at iris-tech.fr
Fri Jun 8 13:44:44 UTC 2018


another object (not a group) ie user / computer with the name mygroup 
can also exist and prevent group creation...



      Prevent failure due to common user/group names

If you have any usernames that are the same as a groupname, you will 
have to rename one of them. Otherwise the provisioning will fail 
(„ProvisioningError: Please remove common user/group names before 
upgrade.“). Also, if you have unique groups that, for whatever 
historical reason, share the same displayName, they will have to be 
edited so that all the displayNames are different.

Le 08/06/2018 à 15:36, Julien TEHERY via samba a écrit :
> Hello,
> Actually migrating users/groups from samba3 to samba4 (in a separate 
> domaine), i succeeded in importing users/gruops and their attributes.
> But For a reason i don't know some (a few) groups are not being 
> created, and i get this error:
> "Failed to create group "MYGROUP" - samldb: Account name 
> (sAMAccountName) 'MYGROUP' already in use! "
> Searching in ADUC no such group exists.
> Searching with "wbinfo -g" either
> I also tried a dbcheck in case something was corrupt, but had 0 errors 
> to fix.
> I also restarted samba/winbind just to see if there were any kind of 
> cache or not. Nothing changed.
> Has any of you ever experienced such problems in creating objects that 
> are told to already exist ?
> My env: Samba 4.6.4
> Regards,

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