[Samba] samba-tool group removemembers, not working

Mark Foley mfoley at ohprs.org
Thu May 30 11:57:51 UTC 2019

Actually, I do/did leave the domain in the normal Windows way.  But the (former) domain member
computer still always show both in ADUC and samba-tool group listmembers "Domain Computers". 
So, I normally do a 2nd step by deleting the computer with ADUC.  After doing so the computer
no longer shows with samba-tool group listmembers "Domain Computers". 

I was simply looking for a way to do this 2nd step with samba-tool if ADUC happens to not be

I don't see "remove" as a subcommand option for my 'samba-tool computer'. Perhaps that is not
available in the version I am running, 4.8.2?

THX --Mark

On Thu, 30 May 2019 08:46:47 +0100 Rowland penny <rpenny at samba.org> wrote:
> On 30/05/2019 05:43, Mark Foley via samba wrote:
> >> Hi Mark, can I ask just what you are trying to achieve ?
> > Well, it's rather simple. I want to remove a domain member from the domain. Normally, I do that
> > with ADUC, no problem. But for some reason I was having trouble with ADUC (since resovled,
> > magically), so I thought I'd try the same thing using samba-tool. That's it really.
> If you are referring to a Windows computer, then you should log into it 
> and leave the domain in the normal Windows way. A Unix domain member is 
> similar, you just run 'net ads leave -U Administrator' in a terminal
> >
> > You wrote further:
> >
> >> I hope you can see that trying to remove a computer from Domain Computers will not work because
> >> the 'backlinks' do not exist.
> > Fine, I can live with that. But then how do you actually remove a member computer from the
> > domain? Is ADUC the only way to do it?
> >
> if, after the computer leaves the domain, the computers object is still 
> in AD and you wish to remove it, you can do this with 'samba-tool 
> computer remove'
> Rowland

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