Samba 4 and automount

Rowland Penny repenny241155 at
Thu Sep 12 11:46:03 CEST 2013

On 12/09/13 10:35, steve wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-09-11 at 18:49 +0100, Rowland Penny wrote:
>> Hi, I am struggling trying to get my head around adding automount to
>> Samba 4 AD. I can add the attributes & objectclasses but I am getting
>> lost adding the users etc.
>> what's confusing me is, 'defaultMigrationContainer30'. I can find
>> several examples on the net that do not use it, but I can also find
>> several examples that do. For instance on:
>> there
>> is a reply from someone called Ashish saying:
>> 'niscnfg.exe creates the defaultMigrationContainer30 and ypServ30
>> containers where all the NIS map definitions for standard maps are
>> stored. When you add non-standard maps (that is not not-supported) –
>> they are also added under ypServ30 container. Wihout this information
>> the NIS Server will not function.'
>> niscnfg.exe is a windows tool.
>> So the question is, do I need to add CN=defaultMigrationContainer30 or not?
>> Rowland
> Hi Rowland, hi everyone
> Same here. I've got the stuff into the schema according to:
> Do I also need the sfu schema too? I think not since the wiki doesn't
> mention it either:
> (Which does not work, but I can at least see where it's heading)
> I think this is because sfu was for the older 2003 schema whereas Samba
> uses 2008. The thing is that neither article refer to nis maps nor sfu.
> What I'm stuck on (I think you too) is how to get the maps into AD armed
> with only 2 objectClasses:
> CN=automountMap
> CN=automount
> and one attribute:
> CN=automountInformation
> e.g. how do I go from an auto.master like this:
> /home/users /etc/auto.users
> to AD-LDAP syntax?
> Cheers,
> Steve
Hi Steve, I must have found different info than you did, because I have 
three attributes:



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