[Samba] Winbind Authentication on Redhat & Home Directories

Christian Merrill cmerrill at redhat.com
Thu Feb 24 14:32:04 GMT 2005

Dave Morrow wrote:

>Hi all, I have Winbind authentication up and running properly (thanks to new, easy to use features of Redhat Ent 4).
>My question is this.  I know that I can, by massaging /etc/pam.d files manually, have Winbind/Samba automatically create a home directory for each user that logs in, but I am wondering if Samba/Winbind can instead map to their home directory as defined in their Windows profile (\\mywindowsbox\userhome) ?
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I would *think* that this could be accomplished via autofs on your RHEL 
server -- though it would probably be more straight forward to use nfs 
mounts in this case requiring Services For Unix to be installed on the 
Windows server exporting the shares.


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