Managing Samba from the command line

List of basic samba-tool commands

Commands

Usage

samba-tool -h

Show help menu for the samba-tool command

samba-tool user -h

show help menu for the samba-tool user command

samba-tool user create xxx

Create a user

samba-tool user create xxx --random-password

Create a user with random password generation

samba-tool user list

List users in the domain

samba-tool user delete xxx

Delete a user

samba-tool user enable xxx

Activate a user

samba-tool user disable xxx

Deactivate a user

samba-tool group add

Add a group

samba-tool group remove

Delete a group

samba-tool group list

List groups in the domain

samba-tool group listmembers "your_domain_group"

List all members of a group

samba-tool domain passwordsettings show

Display password strategy

samba-tool domain passwordsettings set -h

Change password policy settings

samba-tool group addmembers your_domain_group your_domain_user

Add a member to a group

samba-tool group remove members your_domain_group your_domain_user

Remove a member from a group

samba-tool computer list

List computers in the domain

samba-tool gpo listall

List the GPOs in the domain

samba-tool drs showrepl

Display replication status

samba-tool dns -help

Show help menu for the samba-tool dns command

samba-tool dns query localhost mydomain.lan srvads A

List type A DNS records corresponding to srvads of the mydomain.lan zone

samba-tool processes

View current Samba processes

List of commands for service management

Commands

Usage

systemctl start samba-ad-dc

Start the samba service (Debian)

systemctl stop samba-ad-dc

Stop the samba service (Debian)

systemctl status samba-ad-dc

Show samba service status (Debian)

systemctl start bind9

Start the bind9 service (Debian)

systemctl stop bind9

Stop the bind9 service (Debian)

systemctl status bind9

View status of the bind9 service (Debian)

systemctl start samba

Start the samba service (CentOS)

systemctl stop samba

Stop the samba service (CentOS)

systemctl status samba

Display the status of the samba service (CentOS)

systemctl start named

Start the named service (CentOS)

systemctl stop named

Stop the named service (CentOS)

systemctl status named

View the status of the named service (CentOS)

On a file server

Commands

Usage

systemctl start smbd

Start the smb service (Debian)

systemctl stop smbd

Stop the smb service (Debian)

systemctl status smbd

View the status of the smb service (Debian)

systemctl start smb

Start the smb service (CentOS)

systemctl stop smb

Stop the smb service (CentOS)

systemctl status smb

View status of the smb service (CentOS)

systemctl start winbind

Start the winbind service

systemctl stop winbind

Stop the winbind service

systemctl status winbind

View the status of the winbind service