[Samba] NTconfig.pol not used

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Sun Mar 2 21:01:42 GMT 2003

On Sun, 2 Mar 2003, Jaroslaw Berezowski wrote:

> 2003-03-02 18:18:01, "Pat Schlehuber" <pat at schlehuber.net> napisa?:
> >I am running Samba 2.2.7a on SuSE 8.0 and all Windows/XP clients in a PDC
> configuration.
> >
> >
> >All runs great except for one problem.
> >
> >I cannot get NTconfig.pol to be used. I have placed it in the netlogon share and
> read/execute permissions are wide open.
> >
> >I turn on samba loglevel=3 and I never see samba even try to look for NTconfig.pol, or
> any *.pol file. This occurs for all of my clients.
> >
> >
> >Any ideas?
> If I remember, it's stored in profile, not netlogon.

NTconfig.POL shold be in the root of the NETLOGON share.

The only tool that can create a usable NTConfig.POL file is the NT Group
Policy Editor. I know that exists under NT4 Server. Not sure how to do
this under Win2K but I will have the answer within a two weeks. Someone is
working on a tool that allows this to be done from Linux/Unix.

Additionally, your MS Windows NT/2K/XP clients must be full domain
members, otherwise the client will not look for the NTConfig.POL file at
all. That is, when you right click on the 'My Computer' icon and select
'Properties, then 'Network ID' it should show that the machine is a member
of your domain, not of a workgroup.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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