[Samba4] Group policies in AD

Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer mdw at samba.org
Thu Sep 24 08:34:21 MDT 2009

Hi Matthieu!

Matthieu Patou schrieb:
> Hello Matthias,
>>> What else do we need ?
>> E.g. the directory structure, the "secTmpl.inf" file
> I've been carefully looking at a group policies today and I didn't 
> find this file.
> The only files I see are the ADM files + admfiles.ini in the ADM folder.
Well, about the "secTmpl.inf" file: I wasn't completely sure since I 
performed changes in the default group policy and also in the default 
domain controller policy on my test DC. Therefore those could have 
generated this file. Nevertheless you should have noticed that some 
directories exit per default (Adm, Scripts, Logon, Logoff, ...) and - as 
you have already mentioned - the ADM files. I claim that we'll need to 
get a license to be able to ship them out with s4.

I hope that abartlet and/or tridge will have a look at this issue and 
tell us what they think about.

>>>> - They are packed in MSI format (not very useful for us)
>>>> - The licensing isn't clear for us
>>> I didn't say that's it's the solution, but mostly a backup solution 
>>> as it can be used by a SA from an XP/Vista/W2K3/... workstation to 
>>> install templates. Because I'm far from being sure that we will be 
>>> allowed to redistribute this (and in any case you need to download 
>>> Windows 2003/2008 administration pack if you do not have a Windows 
>>> 2kx server version to access ADCU).
>> Okay, but the administration pack we don't redistribute with s4. But 
>> the group policy templates we want to ship.

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