Success Report

Damien Dye damien.j.dye at
Tue Apr 20 04:21:52 MDT 2010

What you are wanting to do it highly possible.

please talk to me off list and we can go though your options and

Damien Dye BSC(hon)

On 20 April 2010 00:52, Rick Widmer <rwidmer at> wrote:

> 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
> Console.
> 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
> SteadyState.
> 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!
> Rick Widmer
> IT Manager,
> Hailey Public Library
> Hailey, Idaho  83333
> (208) 788-2036
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