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

Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 27, 2003 at 09:05:02AM -0000, Morrison, John wrote:
>> 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
>> about.
> No, my create-root script is an entirely different - later - step.
> I was just asking you this:
> You already have this base-passwd and other general scripts running
> on postinstall. 
> What we need is, having these stone age old "Everyone" entries with
> uid and gid 0 and SID S-1-1-0 removed from /etc/passwd and /etc/group.
> So I'm asking you to add something to your postinstall magic, which
> does that trick.  Just removing these entries once and for all, not
> even asking the user for anything.
> And the second wish is, to create a root:S-1-5-32-544:0: entry to
> /etc/group, if /etc/group already exists and doesn't contain such
> a root entry already.  If there's no /etc/group, your script will
> create one anyway, and in future, already mkgroup will create the
> above root entry. 
> That's it.  Your script is just one step on the way to the root
> user and group we were talking about to get the service problems
> solved. 
> The create-root script is another step, which has nothing to do with
> what I'm asking you for. 
> Did I describe that clear enough this time?

... OK, chill :))

I'll try for the weekend.

>>>> 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
> Just look into the create-root script.  There are seven calls to the
> famous new editrights tool.  Three of them are only called on machines
> with NT5 (W2K) and up.  Probably that's not ok.  I don't know exactly
> but it's possible that W2K doesn't have these SeDenyWhatever user
> rights. 

editrights -a SeDenyRemoteInteractiveLogonRight -u root

was the one that failed.  Would it be best (assuming these
last 3 are optional) to 2> /dev/null them?  Is there any other info
that would help?


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