Profiles & Policies

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Mon Apr 13 16:30:52 GMT 1998


don't know about the nt srv / nt wks login differences, and i've never
successfully used NTconfig.POL files.

the question below, however, is easy.  you set up an smb.conf file with
"include = /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf.%some_suitable_macro" where
some_suitable_macro is by NIS netgroup; by user group etc (see smb.conf
for suitable %substs).

in the new (included) file, you add another share.  only users logging in
from a specific machine, or only specific users (whatever substitution you
choose) will see those smb.conf.something options.


> Another, possibly unrelated question is: I would like to create a single
> hard drive image for all my machines on campus, however, there are
> certain programs that we do not have sufficient licensing to allow on
> every machine.  Is there any way (yet) with Samba as a PDC to
> allow/disallow certain programs to run on certain machine, even though
> the program is on the drive?  With a real PDC, I could probably do this
> with grouped policies, etc.  This would also provide a handy backup.  If
> one lab's network fails, we can move classes to another lab, and all the
> software is there... just change a policy or something.
> My goal is really to get the policies and profiles running on the
> Workstations.  I only installed the server because I needed some of the
> utilities, but it happened to give some interesting information.  Any
> help would be greatly appreciated!

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