Adam Tauno Williams
awilliam at whitemice.org
Tue Apr 20 06:43:22 MDT 2010
On Mon, 2010-04-19 at 17:52 -0600, Rick Widmer 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
> 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.
Please keep up on your status [do you have a BLOG?]. As an admin with a
long-in-the-tooth Samba3 domain and Win7 boxes going to be arriving
soonish I also need to decide what to do.
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