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    Suse10 domain users not visible in Win2k

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    by dwadejr ·

    I have a SuSE v10.0 primary domain controller and several Windows 2000 clients. I am able to add the win2k client computers to the domain with no problem, but when I try to add the users (which are already added to Samba on the server) I get a message saying that user doesn’t exist. When I click “browse” to see a list of user accounts available only “root” and “nobody” with a white x in a red circle over it shows up. any ideas why my users aren’t showing up?? I am VERY new to Linux, so any help is appreciated.

    I was told to add them as local users on the linux machine. when i tried to add them using useradd, the computer told me they already existed. how can I make my windows clients see the users ?

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    • #3133556

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      by dwadejr ·

      In reply to Suse10 domain users not visible in Win2k

      Point value changed by question poster.

    • #3091728

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      by nico baggus ·

      In reply to Suse10 domain users not visible in Win2k

      I think you also have to add them to the samba
      password file (you dont tell you allready did
      that).

      You will need that if encrypted passwords are
      used.
      so: smbpasswd -a

      the user MUST exist in the /etc/passwd file
      before this.
      See also man smbpasswd.

      • #3254077

        Reply To: Suse10 domain users not visible in Win2k

        by dwadejr ·

        In reply to Reply To: Suse10 domain users not visible in Win2k

        The users have already been added to Samba, but when I try to add them to linux itself, I get an error saying they already exist. Is there some way of adding the user just to Linux in order to see them across the network that I’m missing?

    • #3091640

      Reply To: Suse10 domain users not visible in Win2k

      by dwadejr ·

      In reply to Suse10 domain users not visible in Win2k

      The users have already been added to Samba, but when I try to add them to linux itself, I get an error saying they already exist. Is there some way of adding the user just to Linux in order to see them across the network that I’m missing?

    • #3080888

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      by nico baggus ·

      In reply to Suse10 domain users not visible in Win2k

      What setup are you using….

      There is much more information needed here…
      are you using /etc/passwd + shadow
      are you using ldap?

      Did you enable the users using the smbpasswd?

      I hope this might give some mor clues where to
      look…

      • #3080848

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        by dwadejr ·

        In reply to Reply To: Suse10 domain users not visible in Win2k

        I’m really very new to Linux, but I used the SuSE v 10 graphical interface to set this up, I didn’t actually use the command line–the only time I used the command line was when I couldn’t find any other way to add a user to the system itself and I tried the useradd command, but it said the user was already there. I added the users and their passwords in Samba from within the SuSE gui. I don’t know if this helps but when I boot up at the login screen it only shows my user id and root. I’m really new to this so if you need more info, please let me know.

    • #3252475

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      by nico baggus ·

      In reply to Suse10 domain users not visible in Win2k

      OK the logon screen is from X, you need to
      configure users separate from samba of linux.
      You need to tell the XDM/KDM manager what users
      should be shown. Different story.

      Please logon, and from the command line check if
      users are in the passwd file and or samba files
      with:

      grep
      “username” /etc/passwd /etc/samba/smbpasswd

      (all on one line).
      I am not 100% sure that /etc/samba/smbpasswd is
      the exact correct path. the file you’re looking
      for is at least called smbpasswd.

      Local users are in /etc/passwd samba users in
      smbpasswd.

      If the usernames are in both files we have to
      look further in samba configs, just check this
      for now.

      • #3252209

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        by dwadejr ·

        In reply to Reply To: Suse10 domain users not visible in Win2k

        That was the problem. Once I added the user to smbpasswd from the command line it worked fine. Thank you VERY much… I’ve spent weeks on this problem. Enjoy your 750 points… this answer was worth every one!!!

    • #3252208

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      by dwadejr ·

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