Windows Policies and Samba 2.0.4b - More information

Hugo Segura hsegura at
Sun Jul 25 02:28:00 GMT 1999

Hi Glen :

I use a method which "force" the policies reading from Windows
this is a very secure and effective way  :

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Only cut the text, change "LOGONSERVER" and "config.pol" to adjust your
needs, save it on a plaint text archive ending with .reg, double click
over it and viola!!, your Windows 9x workstation will use policies


Hugo Segura
e-mail : hsegura at

Glen Gibb wrote:

> Hello all,
> I wrote yesterday about problems with Windows policies and Samba 2.0.4b
> yesterday. Since then, I've had someone ask for a more detailed
> explanation, so here it is.
> Samba currently provides domain logons for a number Windows 95 and 98
> clients (as well as the standard file serving). The domain logon currently
> succeeds, a user's username and password is accepted and the client
> computer proceeds to execute the login script (a .BAT file). However, the
> client computer does not use the policy file which is located in the
> netlogon share.
> I will point out the the login script and the policy file are located on
> the same share, both with the same set of permissions (writeable by one
> priveleged user only, group and world readable).
> Hopefully this will clear up any confusion that my original message may
> have caused.
> Glen Gibb
> Ridley College

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