rwidmer at haileypubliclibrary.org
Mon Apr 19 17:52:15 MDT 2010
I have just installed a copy of SAMBA 4 from git, and so far all is
well. An attempt last Thursday failed with compile errors, but after a
git pull today it worked.
By 'worked' I mean that I have made it through the entire installation
HOWTO, including connecting to the domain on SAMBA 4 and connecting with
the Windows Remote Administration tools, and the Group Policy Management
Now the real work begins. I am the IT manager at a small library that
is currently using Windows SteadyState on Windows XP machines. We hope
to upgrade our public machines to Windows 7 at the end of this budget
year. At this time SteadyState is not available or expected on 7, so we
must re-evaluate our security procedures.
My hope is to replace the SteadyState account restrictions with Group
Policy, preferably served via SAMBA 4.
I haven't chosen a replacement for Disk Protection yet, but I have used
Faronics Deep Freeze in the past, so they have an advantage. I wasn't
very happy with their WinSelect tool for account restrictions though.
Finally there is a need on some web browsers to limit access to a single
web site. These are all things that currently depend on Windows
Back to the topic of this list...
I have until the end of August to decide what to do, but as of now I am
hopeful that Group Policy served from SAMBA 4 will be part of the
solution. There will be much testing between now and then.
Thanks for all your hard work!
Hailey Public Library
Hailey, Idaho 83333
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