(Error -780) The Uid range is exhausted when enabling user as LUM

  • 7010267
  • 07-Mar-2012
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell eDirectory 8.8 for All Platforms
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux Support Pack 3
Novell iManager 2.7.4


While enabling LUM user in iManager 2.7.4

Error: NDS Error -780
(Error -780) The Uid range is exhausted


  • Check Unix Config object in iManager and check the last assigned UID and the last assigned UID value should be set to LUM enable user.
1. Launch iManager, click Linux User Management and Modify Unix Config Object.
2. Browse to Unix Config object for the tree and click ok.
3. Check for Last Assigned Group ID and Last Assigned User ID. Those values should match with the last LUM user assigned to the server.
4. On the Linux server console, open Linux terminal and run the command "namuserlist -x o=organization_name"
5. Check for user for which the last UID is assigned to and make sure it matches with the Last Assigned User ID for Unix Config Object in iManager

  • Checked /etc/passwd and /etc/group and make sure there are no users which shows higher UID and GID values. If that is the case then need to reconfigure LUM by deleting Unix Config and Unix Workstation objects.
  • Re-configure LUM in YAST
1. Open YAST and OES install and Configuration
2. Select Linux User Management and click next
3. Check for summary page and then click on change and select Linux User Management
4. Select Directory Server Address (LDAP server), Unix Config Object should be either in uppermost container or the location in which the first server was installed with LUM.
5. Unix Workstation object should be present in the context in which the server resides.
6. Click next and select required authentication services.
7. Click next and finish.

Additional Information

Unique Config object UID value range not able to assign values to user since its been exhausted.

Note:  Reconfigure LUM by deleting Unix Config and Unix Workstation objects only if the server is first OES Linux server in a tree. For subsequent OES servers in a tree, recommend normally to not create another Unix Config Object and should normally not need to delete and recreate the original existing one.