[Samba] Fwd: samba-gpupdate nsswitch error

Christian Naumer christian.naumer at greyfish.net
Tue Mar 14 10:35:51 UTC 2023

Hi everyone.

Am 14. März 2023 11:25:48 MEZ schrieb Rowland Penny via samba <samba at lists.samba.org>:
>That is a different message, Samba was trying to map a SID to a uid and failed because there wasn't a uid to map it to, adding a uidNumber attribute fixed that.
>What I am saying is, if getent can find a uid or gid, it will return it, but there doesn't seem to be code to map a SID to return the uid to getent. If you think about it, why would there be code to do this, SID's are Windows things and until fairly recently, there was no reason for a Unix computer to be a user, in fact, is there a reason now, do GPO's require this ?

Yes. For access to sysvol a computer needs a uid. A DC does this even if the computer does not have a uid set (AD ID backend).


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