[Samba] SAMBA-LDAP and variable substition

werner maes werner.maes at cc.kuleuven.ac.be
Wed Jun 26 03:36:02 GMT 2002

werner maes wrote:
 > Hello,
 > Im using Samba and LDAP together and if I use the scriptPath attribute for
 > a user defined in LDAP, it seems that variable substitions no longer work
 > like they did when you're using the global logon script parameter in 
 > example:
 > scriptPath = scripts\%m.bat ==> %m.bat is NOT substituted to 
 > Because the "logon scripts" directive of smb.conf will no longer be used
 > when using Samba and LDAP together, I'm wondering how I can take advantage
 > of variable substition?
 > Or am I missing something?

 >> I think there is another misconfiguration,
 >> i'm using Samba 2.2.4 & openldap 2.0.25 and
 >> the substitution works (I use logon script = %u.bat).
 >> I looked into man smb.conf and found no
 >> scriptPath entry ..
 >> have you tried testparm ?
 >> greets Harry

I shall make myself more clear.
The scriptPath entry is an attribute for the sambaAccount objectclass in 
LDAP. Here you can define the location of the logon script for each user in 
LDAP. In fact, I have no problem with Win9x machines (which do not seem to 
use the scriptPath attribute but rather the general "logon script" 
directive in smb.conf) but with an WinXP client the variable substition 
does NOT seem to work. If I don't use variables in the scriptPath attribute 
then the logon script is executed.

So: scriptPath= scripts\%m.bat ==> does not work
       scriptPath = scripts\pc.bat ==> works

The scriptPath attribute is defined for the user as well for the machine 

Any ideas?

Werner Maes

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