[Samba] Group Policy for Win2k/XP

Ryan Novosielski novosirj at umdnj.edu
Thu Jun 26 15:03:58 GMT 2003

Sorry to re-send, but I think this may have gotten missed last time,
possibly because of the inaccurate subject line. Can someone throw me a
bone here? I am very lost as far as this one part of the administration

Thanks for any help you can provide!

The thing that I have been having great difficulty understanding, and this
could be because of lack of Windows knowledge but bear with me, is how you
can have DIFFERENT policy files based on... well, anything. I know group
support is limited... how about even based on NetBIOS name as I can easily
get that from %m at least. I know, for example, the profile of a Win2k
machine will be located in \\SERVER\NETLOGON\Default Profile, but what if
I want to have one for lab PC's and one for Office PC's, and for some
remote sites, none at all, just authentication? I know how to implement
policies per user, too, but I don't want to have to login as the user, set
the policy and then save the policy and log out. How can I apply a policy
to a user based on some arbitrary information? Is the logon script early
enough to do some work behind the scenes to smylink the proper files into
the right place, or... am I totally off track here? I'm sure this is
something everyone does, but I can't for the life of me figure out the way
to make this stuff apply to different users differently.

PS: This information would be EXCEEDINGLY helpful to have in the HOWTO.
The Oreilly book covers it a little, but... not that much either.

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