[Samba] Samba 4.4.8 AD member ads / nss fails to find group id

Thomas, David dt.listmail at gmail.com
Fri Mar 29 16:19:27 UTC 2019


On 3/29/2019 9:59 AM, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> Why are you using a winbind backend that maps Unix users to domain
> users in an AD domain, when you should be making your AD users into
> Unix users with a backend like the 'rid' or 'ad' ones.
> As for your problem, is winbind running ?

Yes, winbind is running.

Thanks for getting me to reconsider that 'rid' or 'ad' backends, but I 
don't think they work in my situation

I have been using the nss backend because:

- On the server that I am setting up Samba, I have existing Unix users 
with existing uids and associated data on the file server
- There is no usable uid information on the AD.
- I have no permissions to modify the AD to set up user information.

I understood that the nss backend was intended for this situation.

It worked on another server set up the same way but running Samba 4.4.4.


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