[Samba] group policies, domain policies and workstation policies without Active Directory??

Andrew Gaffney agaffney at technaut.darktalker.net
Sat Dec 6 22:21:16 GMT 2003

kyle wrote:
> On Sat, 06 Dec 2003 15:47:32 -0600
> Andrew Gaffney wrote:
>>Michael_Ruzek at log.at wrote:
>>>I have the following situation: a network with 30 Windows NT Server on
>>>different sites, 800 clients with Windows XP; I want to migrate to Samba
>>>instead of Windows 2003 Server, but I have the effort to manage group
>>>policies, domain policies and workstation policies on the XP Clients;
>>Do you really want to apply the XP registry hack to 800 clients? Although,
>>it may no longer be necessary if you're using 3.0. Does anyone know?
> what hack are you talking about? (I'm really interested in doing this since
> I've posted several questions on this same list before).
> My approach was like this :
> - Samba 3 server
> - Windows XP client machines
> - Roaming profiles stored on the server
> - The client machines execute a script on logon that tries to load a
> specially customized .reg file, but fails doing it because the user that
> logs won't have priviledges enough to modify the registry (entries con
> "hkey_current_user - HKU" or similar)
> this didn't work... any ideas? :-)

The hack I'm refering to involves turning off the 'Sign or Seal' option in the registry of 
Windows XP because Samba 2.2.x didn't support this feature.

Andrew Gaffney

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