Migrating Samba servers to Centrify Zones

Samba generates UIDs and GIDs based on a range of values that have been defined for a specific server. In most cases, a user who has accessed two different Samba servers is likely to have two different UIDs: for example, a user could have UID 6003 on the server mission and UID 9778 on the server dolores.

Therefore, in an initial migration of existing users, each Samba server must join the Active Directory domain in separate Centrify Zones to accommodate the different UIDs and GIDs users and groups may have.

If you want users to have consistent GIDs and UIDs, then you need to put the Samba servers in the same zone.