[PR PATCH] Cached Group Policy and client application

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Jun 13 17:56:00 UTC 2018

On Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:23:37 +0000
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> There is a new pull request by dmulder against master on the Samba
> Samba Github repository
> https://github.com/dmulder/samba offline_gpo
> https://github.com/samba-team/samba/pull/196
> Cached Group Policy and client application
> On a client machine, we need to cache group policies before applying
> them. This also makes forcing policy possible when offline. The cache
> path is determined using the lp.cach_path() function, which returns a
> cache directory within samba's cache, guaranteeing the cache has been
> created with all the correct permissions. The Group Policy Template
> (the gpo cache) is then downloaded to that cache using 0744 perms for
> the subdirs. Client machines cannot read the GPT.INI and get the gpo
> versions without this patch, since they don't have access to the
> sysvol share locally (gpo_get_sysvol_gpt_version() reads from a local
> file).
> There is also a test included which verifies that the cache download
> works.
> A patch file from https://github.com/samba-team/samba/pull/196.patch
> is attached

Ah, so Windows expects 'gpoupdate', this seems a good enough reason to
rename 'samba_gpoupdate'


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