From: jrmailgate-samba on

I'm possibly missing something obvious, but I'm struggling with ownership permissions on a Samba server.

I have a Solaris 10 server running Samba 3.0.33. The server has been joined to the Active Directory domain (CSS).

Every user has both a Unix login (served by NIS) and a Windows Domain login account. I can connect to the Samba share and create files without any problems. The Samba install is successfully mapping domain user "jsmith" to the Unix user "jsmith".

However, when I check the ownership of the file from within Windows, I see that the file is owned by "jsmith (Unix User\jsmith)" and not "jsmith (CSS\jsmith)".

Is it possible to configure Samba so that files are created with the DOMAIN\username instead of "Unix User\username"?

This is my smb.conf file:

workgroup = CSS
server string = Solaris Samba Server
security = ADS
password server = mancssdc01, mancssdc02, mancssdc03
log file = /var/samba/log/log.%m
max log size = 50
load printers = No
preferred master = No
dns proxy = No
ldap ssl = no
winbind use default domain = Yes

comment = User documents
path = /fileserver/Users/%u
read only = No
guest ok = No
preserve case = Yes
oplocks = yes

comment = Roaming Profiles
path = /fileserver/Profiles/%u
read only = No
guest ok = No
preserve case = Yes
oplocks = yes
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700

Thanks for any help.


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