[Samba] Samba 3.0.14a, Windows 2k3 and ADS

John H Terpstra jht at Samba.Org
Fri May 13 10:31:36 GMT 2005


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John T.

On Friday 13 May 2005 04:21, sysrm wrote:
> Hi all
> Thanks for everyones help so far with trying to get these all working.
> I am now at the stage where I can logon to the domain and access a samba
> share with out having to enter in a username password (i.e samba is using
> AD to authenticate)
> My system is setup like so:
> Windows 2k3 PDC (so I get group policy features, bad password attempts,
> account expiry etc)
> Samba 3.0.14a on RH es3 linux FileStore ( peoples Home drive email etc )
> Now I have a couple of questions...
> 1. I can use the net rpc add user command to add users, when I do this they
> are disabled in windows AD, and ive been unable to find any documentation
> of the -F switch (which is where I assume u can say if they are disabled,
> what their home directory is, and where to map it etc)
> 2. In various howto's docs etc people talk about using samba as the pdc and
> open ldap etc. Is the above system using LDAP ? i.e Windows 2k3 AD ? Or is
> what I have using kerberos?
> 3. assuming im not using ldap, I have a script that currently runs every 15
> mins and brings out a user,cryptpasswd list of my users and gives it out to
> various services (such as .htaccess and squid)
> Either by using ldap or another way, how is this possible to do? Since the
> users are no longer on the linux box (locally)
> Many thanks!
> Ross

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