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RE: [RFC] Globally creating a user and a group "root"

Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> John,
> On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 03:44:44PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 12:29:08PM -0000, Morrison, John wrote:
>>> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>>> Eh, no.  I was thinking about a postinstall script, which checks
>>>> for Everyone (S-1-0-0) in /etc/passwd and /etc/group and removes
>>>> these entries silently.  The same script could add the "root"
>>>> entry to /etc/group.
>>> But then what happens if somebody messes up there
>>> /etc/[passwd|group] and have to create it again?  Does
>>> mk[passwd|group] do the changes automatically?
>> mkpasswd and mkgroup don't create an Everyone entry since August
>> 2002. 
>> The remaining problem is the special handling of root.  I guess it's
>> best to create the /etc/group entry already in mkgroup. For mkpasswd
>> it might be best, to add a special handling like this:  If a Windows
>> user "root" exists, give it the uid 0.
> any chance you can poke the base-passwd script soon, to check for a
> user and a group with SID S-1-1-0 in the existing /etc/passwd and
> /etc/group files and remove them silently?
> Also it would be good if the script adds the following entry to
> /etc/group, if possible as the first line:
>   root:S-1-5-32-544:0:

OK, just a few questions:

1) does your script do all this?
2) does the script need to be run after
3) will your script run OK as a postinstall? (I know it prompts
	for information...)
4) I get an "Error in addUserRights (LsaAddAccountRights returned
	0xc0000060=STATUS_NO_SUCH_PRIVILEGE)!" on a w2k box (I have
	full, local, admin rights.  Is this OK? (or have I lost the
	plot again :|



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