Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 253659
Additional commands required when adding machines to domain.
Last modified: 2016-06-17 17:05:10 EDT
Description of problem:
in section "22.214.171.124. Primary Domain Controller (PDC) using tdbsam" some
steps are missing to complete this progress.
Add the root user to smb database
# smbpasswd -a root
Provide the password here.
Start smb service.
Make sure that you have proper netlogon and profiles directory created.
Add groups that users can be members of.
# groupadd -f users
# groupadd -f nobody
# groupadd -f ntadmins
Associate the unix groups with their respective Windows group
# net groupmap add ntgroup="Domain Users" unixgroup=users
# net groupmap add ntgroup="Domain Guests" unixgroup=nobody
# net groupmap add ntgroup="Domain Admins" unixgroup=ntadmins
After this you need to grant the access.
# net rpc rights grant 'DOCS\Domain Admins' SetMachineAccountPrivilege -S PDC -U
also it would be adsvisable to tell users that windows prefers to have a primary
group that maps to a domain group like Domain Users and that group and user name
spaces are not sperated on windows (ie you can't normally have a group and user
with the same name like in unix).
Also you should put any substitution variable between quotes like "%u" not just
%u because spaces or other shell characters would make the scripts fail. (See
F-7 smb.conf file for some examples)
adding to majorqueue
I updated the "126.96.36.199. Primary Domain Controller (PDC) using tdbsam" section. Please have a look at it and let me know if my changes are correct, sufficient, and fix this bug. Thank you!
Addendum to comment 6: latest Samba chapter comment for this bug is staged at:
Please check that location for the docs fix for this bug.
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@Guenther: Can you please verify that my changes are correct so we can resolve this bug, view here:
Thank you, Martin
Looks good to me Martin.