[Samba] Comments / suggestions wanted - Winbind, 2K, and user Homes
yantis at hyperhog.net
Fri Jul 12 20:23:14 GMT 2002
I have a single AD domain with 4 domain controllers (win2k-not native mode). I want all
users to login to AD (clients from 98 to XP - no linux clients yet).
This is a school network with 4 campuses connected by wireless links (hence the 4 domain
controllers) and I would like to put a samba server at each location for student home
directories (basically a NAS setup to start with). There will be no need to access win2k
shares from linux machines.
Can Samba/winbind create the user's home directories automatically with out creating a
linux account on the samba server? I have about 1400 accounts that I have to manage by
myself and do not want to have to deal with accounts on multiple systems.
(assuming samba/winbind can create the home directories or they can be created via a
script) Since all users are in the same AD domain, how can I ensure that only the home
directories for a particular campus get created on the corresponding server? I have the
users separated in the AD with an OU for each campus.
Thanks for any comments or suggestions.
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