[Samba] chown: changing ownership of 'test': Invalid argument

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Apr 10 09:03:35 UTC 2019

On Wed, 10 Apr 2019 10:25:25 +0200
Ian Coetzee <samba at iancoetzee.za.net> wrote:

> Hi Rowland,
> Please see my replies inline.
> >
> > Possibly, but it could just be down to you not having this line
> > in /etc/pam.d/common-session
> >  
> > session    required   pam_mkhomedir.so skel=/etc/skel/ umask=0022
> >  
> I normally add this line through pam-auth-update and a custom file
> under /usr/share/pam-configs/
> root at ho-vpn-ctx-ac01:~# cat /usr/share/pam-configs/mkhomedir
> > Name: Create home directory on login
> > Default: no
> > Priority: 0
> > Session-Type: Additional
> > Session-Interactive-Only: yes
> > Session:
> >     optional            pam_mkhomedir.so skel=/etc/skel/
> > umask=0022  

I take it from that, you already have it ;-) 

> The only user I have is the jeadmin user which is the domain admin as
> well as a local admin user.

ER, no, that would be 'Administrator', is 'jeadmin' a member of
'Administrators', 'Domain Admins' or some other such administration
group ?

> Should I try renaming the local user?

Either that or delete the user from AD or /etc/passwd, you cannot have
the same user in both. The user in /etc/password will normally be used
on the Unix OS before the AD user and will be the opposite way around
on Windows.

Try adding this line to smb.conf:

winbind enum users = yes, restart or reload Samba, then run 'getent
passwd', this should return all users, local and domain.

Once you are sure that all domain users are being returned, remove the


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