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

sysrm sysrm at stvincent.ac.uk
Fri May 13 10:59:58 GMT 2005

Thanks john,

Is there any specific chapter I should be looking at?

Searches for the -F switch, adding accounts via samba etc didn't turn up

Also it seems to be written more with samba as the PDC, which isnt the case
for me.

Thanks anyways


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+sysrm=stvincent.ac.uk at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+sysrm=stvincent.ac.uk at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of
John H Terpstra
Sent: 13 May 2005 11:32
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Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba 3.0.14a, Windows 2k3 and ADS


You may find some useful info in the book "Samba-3 by Example" that answers
your questions. It can be downloaded from:


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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