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    Override domain users primary group in samba

    I have a linux (red hat) machine joined to a windows 2003 domain controller for user authentication.

    The problem is that when a user connects to the linux machine either by ssh or samba the files they create have the default group of "domain users". I know this can be changed by changing their primary group on the domain controller however since we have several users, I was wondering if there is anyway to override this on the linux side with a login script or by some other automated way.

    I am aware of the force group option in the smb.conf file but I would prefer to set this dynamically with a script so I can run the "net ads user info username" command and see what groups they are in and then set their primary group accordingly.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    The force group with a plus option is the closest thing I can come up with for what I need.
    force group = +group
    It doesn't do everything I need but it helps. If I could add multiple groups that would be great. Something like
    #If user is in group1 set it as primary group, if in group2 set it as primary.
    force group = +group1, +group2
    Does anyone know if this is possible? I tried it and didn't seem to work.

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