[Samba] GPO Issue after adding second DC -> winning gpo Result: Failure (Error Code: 0x80070035)

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Feb 1 15:54:21 UTC 2021

On 01/02/2021 15:41, me at tdiehl.org wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Jan 2021, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
>> On 29/01/2021 15:36, Marco Shmerykowsky via samba wrote:
>>>  On 1/29/2021 2:58 AM, L.P.H. van Belle via samba wrote:
>>>>  2) samba-tool sysvol reset on dc with FSMO. (dc1)
>>>  On the SambaWiki for Sysvolreset it states:
>>>      Advice via mailing list (as of May 2018)
>>>      (courtesy of Rowland Penny)
>>>      If you have added any custom GPOs, never ever use
>>>      sysvolcheck or sysvolreset
>>>  I have GPO's for drive mapping and screen background.
>>>  I'd assume they qualify as "custom"
>>>  Should I ir shouldn't I run 'samba-tool ntacl sysvolreset'?
>> OK, I have updated that wikipage, it now says:
>> If you have added any custom GPOs and given Domain Admins a gidNumber 
>> attribute, never ever use sysvolcheck or sysvolreset, this because 
>> this turns the windows group into a Unix group.
>> ''(You are now probably thinking 'what?', a group is just a group, 
>> right ? Well, no, a Windows group can do something that no Unix group 
>> can, it can own files and directories and guess what needs to own 
>> files and directories in sysvol ??)''
>> If you have added any GPO's and haven't given Domain Admins a 
>> gidNumber attribute, then you can run sysvolreset.
> What about the case where you have custom GPO's but have NOT given 
> Domain Admins
> a gidNumber? For instance after you join a new DC to the domain.
> Regards,

I don't really understand that, if you join a new DC to a domain where 
Domain Admins has a gidNumber, then Domain Admins on the new DC will 
have a gidNumber, but if Domain Admins doesn't have a gidNumber in the 
domain, then Domain Admins will not have a gidNumber  on the new DC.


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