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

Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 27, 2003 at 08:33:24AM -0000, Morrison, John wrote:
>> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> 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?
> No.  I was asking you to add the above to the passwd related
> postinstall script.  That has nothing to do with my create-root
> script. 

Sorry I thought it was your script we were talking

>> 2) does the script need to be run after
> Which script?  Your's should run on postinstall.  Removing S-1-1-0

err, the one refered to in point 1?

> just removes the Everyone entries which are old and superfluous
> anyway. 
> I've changed mkgroup to add a root entry as above when called with -l
> but this only helps if mkgroup is called at all.  Your script should
> make sure that such an entry exists on machines which already have an
> /etc/group file. 
>> 3) will your script run OK as a postinstall? (I know it prompts
>> 	for information...)
> No.  I was just asking you to do the above in a postinstall script.
> This is independent of my create-root script.
>> 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 :|
> Details?  Which user right does result in that error?  Does W2K not
> have the SeDenyXXX rights, perhaps?

Sorry, you are talking double dutch (sorry all you Dutch ;).  All
I did was run the and enter a password.  I've not got
the time atm to go any deeper - I've a non-flexable deadline at work
that I'm up against :(

Having said that, I'll try and scavenge some time at the weekend if
not before and try and do the mods.


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