[Samba] A few doubts I need to ask

Hardi Gunawan hardigunawan at inbox.lv
Thu Aug 22 18:47:01 GMT 2002

On Friday 23 August 2002 11:22, Hardi Gunawan wrote:
> Hi,
> I've read a few manuals, and it got me confused on what's the correct way
> to mimic NT PDC, and I hope someone can help me.
> According to IDEALX Samba PDC Guide
> 1) Samba 2.2 deal with only 2 groups, Domain Admins and Domain Users.  Are
> these hardcoded or do I add to the domain admin group?  Do I add it such as
> domain admin group = "Domain Admins"?
> 2)  Seems that from the IDEALX guide, I need to create the Domain Users
> group (does Domain Admins group need to be created too?).  But can a posix
> group have a space in between "Domain<space>Admins"?  And what kind of
> gidNumber should I give?  Does it have to be special gidNumber?

I overlook that there's another samba-pdc-howto.  It explains that I should 
create any posix group and add it to the "domain admin group" in smb.conf, 
and the memberuid of that group will be domain admins.  So for my question 
(5), DOMAIN_USER_RID_ADMIN need not be set?

> 3) If I have a logon script = STARTUP.BAT inside smb.conf AND a scriptPath
> = START.BAT inside LDAP, which is the one being used?  And which is the
> recommended way of doing this?
> 4) Similarly for logon drive in smb.conf and homeDrive in LDAP.  Which is
> recommended and used?
> 5) Also from IDEALX guide, as of Samba 2.2.4, the only well-known user rids
> are DOMAIN_USER_RID_ADMIN and DOMAIN_USER_RID_GUEST.  So, in order to be a
> domain admin, users' RID has to be the above?  What if the user is under
> the Domain Admins group?  Does he/she still have to have the above RID?
> From Samba PDC HOWTO
> 1) Win9x and WinNT uses logon home and logon path respectively.  But
> there's no differentiation in LDAP's schema (only profilePath).  How do I
> define it in LDAP?
> From mailing list & Samba Unleashed book
> 1) I saw that one can use Samba and CUPS to provide downloading of
> printer's driver.  What's the difference if I use printing = bsd (in terms
> of ease of use, performance etc)?
> Sorry for posting quite a long questions, but I hope someone can help me
> clarify the recommended procedure of putting up Samba PDC.
> Thank you.

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