GPO created via samba-tool don't Copy or Backup

Douglas Bagnall douglas.bagnall at
Wed May 12 23:07:19 UTC 2021

On 13/05/21 2:19 am, Klaas TJEBBES via samba-technical wrote:
> Hi,
> It looks like I don't get very popular with my question here. But could 
> at least someone test this to tell me if one can reproduce ?

You are using the wrong mailing list. This one is for people who develop 
Samba, not those who administer it, and there is not as much overlap 
between those two groups as you might imagine.

Try asking on the Samba list at

They love answering questions like this.


> * In RSAT create a new GPO and make a modification in it (I did : 
> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Logon 
> “Always Wait for the Network at Computer Startup and Logon” to “Enabled”)
> * Close RSAT
> * Backup GPO via samba-tool (in /tmp/...)
> * Restore GPO via samba-tool (from /tmp/...) with another name
> * In RSAT try to Copy this new GPO (right clic "Copy", right clic on 
> "Group Policy Objects" and Paste)
> I get "Invalid directory". Even doing it via powershell and debug and 
> traces, hundreds of log lines, I couldn't figure out why it won't copy...
> Regards,
>   Klaas

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