[Samba] NTConfig.pol

Torsten tkali at bredex.de
Wed Jun 27 06:29:08 GMT 2007

Hello Diego!

I have had the same problem some time ago -- using Samba as an WindowsNT 
4 Domain Controller with Windows 2000 / XP clients. Joining the domain 
and logons etc are no problem, but the policy normally works using AD 
only :-(. In your case a software called Nitrobit (www.nitrobit.com) may 

-- Torsten.

Diego Ramos wrote:
> Hi list.
>   I've just configured a PDC server using RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 
> (update
> 5) and Samba 3.0.25a.
>   Everithing is working fine. I'm not using LDAP and all my client 
> machines
> are installed with Windows XP Professional.
>   I used the Mike Petersen website (
> http://www.pcc-services.com/custom_poledit.html) to help me creating the
> NTConfig.pol file and created custom profiles folder for each user.
>   My PDC has three distincts groups. I've mapped them using the same name
> for both NTGroup and UnixGroup (net groupmap add ntgroup=XXX 
> unixgroup=XXX).
> I'm not using any Windows default groups ("Power Users", "Users", etc).
>   The strange scenario is that my clients are only reading the
> NTConfig.pol during
> their first logon in a machine, after that it seems that it assumes some
> defaults configurations and don't read my NTConfig.pol file anymore.
> Thks in advance,
> Diego.

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