[Samba] samba 4 questions (status, roaming profiles, etc)
mat at samba.org
Thu Aug 26 13:45:42 MDT 2010
On 25/08/2010 14:11, Michael Wood wrote:
> On 24 August 2010 15:57, Aaron Solochek<aarons-samba at aberrant.org> wrote:
>> I'm testing samba 4 (pulling from git) on my ubuntu 10.4 box and have a
>> bunch of questions I can't seem to find answers for on the web.
>> 1) There is some problem with my roaming profile such that windows
>> complains and logs me in using my most recently saved profile. I've
>> tried moving my profile on the server out of the way, but windows
>> doesn't seem to recreate it. How do I make it recreate a roaming
>> profile? The client is windows 7.,
Have you set the parameters correctly (through aduc for instance) for
the roaming to work ?
>> 2) My AD domain is FOO.COM, but the actual domain internally is
>> bar.foo.com. I ran into some issues with this, this biggest of which
>> was that clients would try to pull their group policy from
>> //FOO.COM/sysvol/foo.com/... which meant that the server needed to be
>> exposed externally. I solved this by having foo.com resolve to the
>> local IP internally, but I was wondering if there is some more elegant
>> way to tell clients that the controller for FOO.COM is<some arbitrary
>> host> for these purposes. Also, am I going to run into other pain by
>> having a flat AD domain scheme? Creating a BAR.FOO.COM domain seems
>> like it would be a pain at this point.
No, windows client are programmed to search for ressource on
It's possible to have the same name inside and outside (I run an AD like
that) but I would not recommend it's better to have either a subdomain
or even better a separate domain (ie. mycompanycom.corp).
>> 3) What is the status of printing in samba4? The most recent thing I
>> could find online was from 2005 and said it wasn't implemented yet. All
>> our printers are IP printers, and my goal is to have them automatically
>> added to machines via group policy.
Printing do not work with s4 you need a samba3 server to be member of
the domain then gpo for printing works like a charm.
>> 4) What's the deal with the Users and Computers sections of group policy
>> objects? If I already have my users and computers separated into People
>> and Machines groups in active directory, and have two group policy
>> objects People_GP and Machines_GP applied to their respective groups,
>> will settings in the Users section of Machines_GP apply to any user that
>> logs in to a machine in the Machines group?
Yes, but first you should test and I recommend to get AD related help in
pure MS forums or newsgroup (or books).
>> 5) Where can I find all the smb.conf options that are actually valid for
> Have a look at parm_table in source4/param/loadparm.c.
>> 6) I can't seem to edit the unix attributes for users in AD. I'd really
>> like to be able to pull account information down via ldap on unix
>> machines. Is this possible?
>> Ok, I think that's enough for now. I really appreciate any help people
>> can offer.
> Sorry, I can't help with most of your questions. :)
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