[Samba] Suggested change to Samba documentation - possible missing RFC2307 attribute prior to chown command?

Stephen stephen at ogdenradar.com
Wed Apr 3 11:33:55 UTC 2019

Hi everyone, i've just been following the instructions about setting up 
a Samba domain member as a file shares. I am using Samba version 
4.5.16-Debian (yes its old, but i'm stuck with it for now ;) ) and I 
have been following the official Samba documentation found here:

I just wanted to give you a heads up, I am finding that the chown step 
described in the aforementioned documentation is a little problematic:

chown root:"Domain Admins" /srv/samba/Demo/

When I tested it on my own domain member, joining a freshly created 
domain I found this step simply won't work for users using the ad 
backend unless they have already  added a RFC2307 gidNumber value to 
group "Domain Admins".
Perhaps we/you should update the docs to describe how to set the 
gidNumber in an earlier step to avoid this issue?

Would appreciate hearing your thoughts on this.

Kind Regards

Stephen Ellwood

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