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Solaris /etc/passwd file and admintool

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edit /etc/passwd to add a user then using pwconv to update /etc/shadow works fine, except when I use the GUI admintool it doesn't seem to look at either for the UID field number and picks up only the last number used by the GUI tool and not the last one in /etc/passwd or /etc/shadow - does admintool look somewhere else for these if so where ??
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by:henrys
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I assume you are NOT using NIS+ (?)
If I manually add a user (either by a straight edit of /etc/passwd followed by pwconv or using /usr/ucb/vipw), the admintool sees the correct UID. If I add a user with admintool, the UID field is always blank.
What Solaris/Admintool versions are you using?
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by:coryg
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OK:

Firstly ( No I do not use  nor intend to use NIS+ )

Secondly

Use admintool to create Users - The UID field is automatically update to get the next UID number automatically. Now use vi to edit /etc/passwd - Add a user ID remembering to change the UID field to get the next UID number. Save /etc/passwd - use pwconv to update /etc/shadow - the user is now added all works hunky dory - Now use admintool again to create a user - It doesn't get the right UID number - its only got the next one along from the last one added by admintool - I have to manually check /etc/passwd for the right UID and put that one in. Now save that user added by admintool and create another - the same thing happens !!
Where is admintool looking for the UID number !!!!!!!!
The version of admintool is the standard one shipped with 2.5.1 Solaris.
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red031197 earned 100 total points
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its incremented and hard set in an admintool conf file
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by:rickyr
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Admintool will do all the boring /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow stuff for ya. thats what admintool is for. Who needs vi to add a user? it creates the home dirs and everything....
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