Profiles & Policies
samba at aquasoft.com.au
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!
> 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:
> > >
> > > http://www.usyd.edu.au/su/is/dts/DTSwinNTProfiles.html
> > hm. looks useful!
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