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hi there
i am trying to create user in solaris 10 but i cant find GUI tool to create
like in solaris 9 i seen administrative tool but in solaris 10 i cant find the option to create in GUI mode

through note  i know so far is
firs i need to create a group then a user in that group

command is
groupadd -g 200 accounting
where -g means groupid which is  200( why 200 ?)
then  i being told is
0-60000  for groups
0-99 - reserved for OS
100-60000 -can be used to create groups

can any one explain me clear what that number are . and they really important .

if possible compare with window users . it will give me a good idea.
and the excat commands so that i use same for rest of the time

thanks very much
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In Solaris 10, you can use Solaris Management Console (GUI):

/usr/sadm/bin/smc &

to add user or group, or perform other task,

Please read the Sun doc:
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/817-1985/6mhm8o5lc?a=view

the Full doc:
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/817-1985

other Solaris 10 docs: (you can download thr PDF files)
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/coll/47.16

>>where -g means groupid which is  200( why 200 ?)

the syntax for groupadd is:
/usr/sbin/groupadd [-g gid [-o]] group
man groupadd to learn more details

200 is the GID, you need you have a look at /etc/group file to make sure 200 is available for you.

you can also do:
groupadd accounting

the system will automatically give you a valid group id.


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what is the procedure now

do i need to create user first or do i need to create group

are these same to compare with windows
like we create user1,2,3,4,5 ----  and give profile (sales)

in windows to my knowledge (sales) is a profile which is assigned to user1 2 3 4 ---
if iam rong correct me

in the same way in solaris 10 do i need to create group(sales)
and then assign user to that group

what if i create every user1 in a new group
u1-g1
u2-g2
and go on

or do i need to make my mind to create group first and then assign into the users

can you please explain. in briefly
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You need to create the group, before you can add newer users to that group, does it make sense to you?

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