SAMBA: net usershare add: cannot convert name "Everyone" to a SID


After the following updates:

[2018-05-07 09:57] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] Please add new users to ‘sambashare’ group.
[2018-05-07 09:57] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] Adding user ‘myusername’ to user-group ‘sambashare’
[2018-05-07 09:57] [ALPM] upgraded manjaro-settings-samba (20180422-2 -> 20180502-1)
[2018-05-07 09:57] [ALPM] upgraded samba (4.7.6-1 -> 4.8.1-1)
[2018-05-07 09:57] [ALPM] warning: directory permissions differ on /var/lib/samba/private/ -> filesystem: 755 package: 700
[2018-05-07 09:57] [ALPM] upgraded smbclient (4.7.6-1 -> 4.8.1-1)

I am getting this error when trying to create a samba-shared folder:

Error 255: net usershare add: cannot convert name “Everyone” to a SID. {Access Denied} A process has requested access to an object but has not been granted those access rights.

Samba sharing problem 'net usershare' returned error 255

Have a look there. Samba is discussed not far down.


Plus there are at least 2 other topics open atm discussing samba issues and how to correct the problem.


Closing in favour of the existing topics. PM me if this needs reopening for any reason.