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First, let me state, this was an IT goof up. They deleted an account, went "oops" and created a new account with the same credentials. I can't fathom why.

Regardless, I've got a Linux (Ubuntu Server 10.04) box authenticating against an active directory server, and users logging in have local home directories and such.

I'm stuck with one user name having a new UID (or SID in AD jargon). Over and above chowning his home directory, what other interventions should I do?

  • I think you meant chown, rather than chmod. – Steven Monday Nov 24 '10 at 16:03
  • @Steven: Yes, I did mean chown. Thanks. – Jamie Nov 24 '10 at 16:16
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Search for files/directories owned by the old UID:

find / -user <old-uid>

Change them if necessary.

  • Your describing a method; I'm looking for problems (if any) that doing (something like that) that could create. – Jamie Jan 6 '11 at 1:43

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