Profiles & Policies

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Tue Apr 14 15:02:40 GMT 1998

On Wed, 15 Apr 1998, Dana Canfield wrote:

> After a little experimentation and extrapolating from some Win '95 related
> messages on the regular
> list, I think I've determined that Windows NT's "automatic" policy mode
> does not work with Samba.

I do not have any problems with it!

> I don't quite understand this, because according to MS's guides, the
> Automatic mode just looks in \\PDC\NETLOGON\NTconfig.pol for the policy.

Note: The file name MUST be NTConfig.Pol! It tricked me up badly too!
Even though NT is supposedly case preserving but NOT case sensitive - it
seems it is!

> However, when you switch to manual mode (e.g., pre-hack the registry) and
> specify this path, all is well.  Go figure.  My only guess is that maybe
> it has something to do with case-sensitivity, but I tried every reasonable

There is NO need to hack a manual path!

> variation of case as well.  Is this worth listing as a bug?  If for no
> other reason than to keep others from wasting an entire day trying to
> figure this out?

I also found it necessary to set "share modes = no" in earlier versions of
Samba. Also, NT apparently does NOT like any form of locking on the
Profile data - go figure!

> Thanks
> Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> > On Tue, 14 Apr 1998, Andre Gerhard wrote:
> >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > There is a good text about troubleshooting Policies and Profiles at:
> > >
> > >
> >
> > hm.  looks useful!

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