[Samba] \System32\GroupPolicy named pipe?

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Tue Dec 3 00:12:00 GMT 2002

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On Sat, 30 Nov 2002, 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): 

The ADMIN$ share is hard coded in Samba to deal with some ASU
strangeness.  The snap-in is probably trying to open a file
which we won't allow on an IPC share IIRC.

This would take some work to fix.  

cheers, jerry
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