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Hi Guys, I have just setup Samba as a PDC but when I login via the windows box's I am not assigned administrator rights or at least a power user ...
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    Permission Problems with Samba


    Hi Guys,
    I have just setup Samba as a PDC but when I login via the windows box's I am not assigned administrator rights or at least a power user so I am able to make systemwide changes or load certain programs ie ICQ.

    Is there an easy way around this?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers
    Darren

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    I think that it helps if you add yourself to the "Administrators" group or something like that. I'm no Windows expert, though, so I can't say for sure.

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    The funny thing was I am an administrator of the machine when it isn't on a domain (hopefully that makes sense)

    Basically what I needed to do is modify the smb.conf file.

    Here is what I changed then restarted the service and bang it worked a charm

    domain admin group = root @admins darrenk

    I originally had it so it looked like

    domain admin group = root @admins

    An excellent guide for setting up Samba as a PDC is available here

    There is a slight error on one of the pages where it is going on about adding machines, I couldn't get it to work for the life of me so if you need a hand let me know and I'll pass on what I used.[/url]

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