[Samba] Issues with home shares and W2K and MS Office

Dan Tappin dan.tappin at orourke-eng.com
Wed Mar 26 22:25:53 GMT 2003

Ok the attached text is my new smb.conf file with the PDC lines removed.

The home directory issue is still there.

Also on Win98 systems users are prompted for a password when accessing the
home share via Office 2000.  If they enter the proper password they are
given the contents of the home share and they have the applicable
permissions.  W2K users still have no access.

I have a new issue now.

We also have a 'secretarial' share which should be read-only for all users
except for those in the 'secretarial' or 'admin' group.  W2K 'secretarial'
users have read-write access but the same user logged on a Win98 system only
has read only priv.  It's not a Office 2000 thing either... it's via Windows
Explorer as well.  I think I am missing something obvious here.

The '/var/secretarial' directory has 0770 permissions with
server:secretarial ownership.

This hurts my brain.



         workgroup = OROURKE
         netbios name = FILESERVER
         server string = OEL File Server
         log level = 3
         log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
         share modes = yes
         encrypt passwords = yes
         wins support = yes
         wins proxy = yes
         smb passwrd file = /etc/smbpasswd
         read raw = yes
         write raw = yes
         oplocks = yes
         max xmit = 65535
         dead time = 15
         getwd cache = yes

	comment = Home Directory
	writeable = yes
	read only = no
	browseable = no
	create mode = 0600
	directory mode = 0700
	hide dot files = yes
	veto files = /desktop/
	veto files = /.*/
	inherit permissions = yes


      comment = Secretarial Directory
      path = /var/secretarial
	read only = yes
      public = yes
      write list = @secretarial, @admin
      inherit permissions = yes
      force group = secretarial
      force user = server

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael G. Noble [mailto:mnoble at rfmagic.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 11:55 AM
> To: dan.tappin at orourke-eng.com
> Subject: RE: [Samba] Issues with home shares and W2K and MS Office
> I did not know that this was a PDC, you can't use security=SHARE on a
> PDC (at least I do not think so).  I believe for a PDC you need
> security=USER.
> You probably also need domain logons = Yes.
> I do not have my system setup as a PDC, I did play with it a bit at home
> but did not go to far as I really did not want it.
> Unless you really need it as a PDC, I would suggest first setting it up
> as a standard file server.  Once you have that working, you can then
> work on making it a PDC.
> Mike

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