This configuration parameter specifies the primary GID for Auto Zone users. The parameter must be set to false to use this parameter.

Note:   On Mac OS X, the default value of is false. On Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, and AIX, the default value of is true.

To specify the GID for an existing group, you must first find the GID for the group. To find the GID for a group, you can use the adquery command or adedit. For example, to find the GID for the group Support, open a terminal session and type:

>adquery group --gid Support

The command returns the GID for the Active Directory group Support:


You can then set this parameter to the value returned. For example:

auto.schema.primary.gid: 1003

If you do not set this parameter, the value defaults to the following:

  • On Mac OS X:

    auto.schema.primary.gid: 20
  • On Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, and AIX:
    auto.schema.primary.gid: -1

If you are using the Apple algorithm to automatically generate user and group identifiers, including the group identifier for primary groups, set this parameter to -1 to disable it. For example:

auto.schema.primary.gid: -1

In most cases, you set this configuration parameter using group policy. You can, however, set it manually in the configuration file if you are not using group policy or want to temporarily override group policy.