[Samba] \System32\GroupPolicy named pipe?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sun Dec 1 00:49:00 GMT 2002

On Sun, 2002-12-01 at 08:08, Jason Spence wrote:
> Hi -
> I'm using samba to connect some windows boxen to a distributed set of
> unix machines.  I'm trying to unify some of the administrative
> interfaces via mmc, specifically the group policy stuff.  When I try
> to use the Group Policy snap-in to connect to my samba 2.2.1 servers,
> I see the windows box do a Tree Connect Andx to
> ADMIN$\System32\GroupPolicy, and then the samba box responds with
> 0x0004, permission denied.  Then the windows box goes and tries to
> create ADMIN$\System32, which also fails.  I have sniffer dumps of
> the exchange here (libpcap format, use Ethereal to open): 
> http://lightconsulting.com/~thalakan/gpdump.cap

A comparitive capture of what Win2k does could be useful here.

> Poking around in the samba source code, it looks like ADMIN$ is
> aliased to IPC$, but the System32 named pipe isn't created anywhere.
> Does anyone have any thoughts on implementing this and whatever
> associated protocol is necessary to modify server-side group policies
> over it?

ADMIN$ is actually a disk share under NT - so it's not a system32 pipe,
but actually c:\winnt\system32.   (admin$ is an alias for

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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