[Samba] a few questions

D. Rick Anderson ruger at acsnv.com
Fri May 30 19:32:21 GMT 2003

Hi there. I'm new to the list and I have a few questions about Samba.

I've built a few Win9x/Samba networks, but I've been asked to build a
Win2000/Samba network and I have a few issues.

First off, is there some way with Win2000 and Samba to get a workstation
independant login? Right now I have to create the user on the 2000 box for
them to be able to login.

Second, what is the best configuration tool to use for Samba? I'm running
RH9.0 and the GUI is nice, but VERY limited. I've been messing with SWAT,
but it doesn't seem to be able to do the things that I want (such as
choose a share, and then simply choose who has rights to it). What is
being used out there?

Third, is there a way to run login scripts with 2000? With 9X I could
create login scripts that would map the drives needed for that user. Can I
do something like that with 2000 and Samba? Our users move around a lot
and there's no way I could follow them all over and map the drives they
need on that particular workstation every time they move.

This network is coming off of Novell, and the administrator that I'm
working with understands that this isn't going to be EXACTLY the same, but
he stills wants some of the same functionality.



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