[Samba] Updating System Policy Templates

Robert Schetterer robert at schetterer.org
Thu Mar 22 15:58:54 GMT 2007

Mike Petersen schrieb:
> Hi all,
> I am going to be in the process of updating my custom system policy
> templates (probably within a month or two) and I am asking for what
> policies anyone is in need of to help them deploy samba as a domain
> controller.
> Currently I basically have a single template.adm file, a few people have
> asked me to separate them into a few different files that would serve an
> overall single purpose - I guess like having a "folder_redirection.adm"
> file, a "security.adm" file, etc.  Any ideas on this ??
> I am definitely going to create policies for IE7 - I am planning on
> creating policies to make it look similar to IE6 instead of the horrible
> interface it has now.  I am also going to create a policy that will
> allow it to use Google as the default search engine, and I will somehow
> try to figure out how to enforce the Home Page to a specific site
> (currently the policy is apparently different than IE6 as it currently
> doesn't work). Is there anything else that needs to be done for Internet
> Explorer 7 ?
> Does anyone need Windows Vista Policies ?  Does anyone know if Vista
> will accept system policies from a Domain Controller ?  Does anyone want
> to donate a copy of Vista to help create these policies (I haven't seen
> Vista, don't want it, definitely won't pay for it - but I will take the
> time to create policies for it if it is necessary and if Vista will
> allow System Policies).  In lieu of anyone donating a copy, does anyone
> know if there is a trial version available that I could use to create
> the policies ?
> Finally, I am thinking of creating a few NTConfig.POL files so people
> can download so they don't have to create their own files.  I would just
> adjust the Default User and Default Computer items and would probably
> just stick with what people would probably want on their network.  This
> would probably alleviate some of the emails I receive (some people just
> don't comprehend the whole policy thing - I have heard it all).  Does
> anyone think this is a good or bad idea ?
> Thanks all - feel free to email me directly on these questions.
> Mike Petersen
> mgpeter at pcc-services.com
> http://www.pcc-services.com/custom_poledit.html
HI Mike,
creating policies is always welcome,
i dont tried vista adms for now,
cause i dont think most of my customers will switch to it,
the plan is to get totally out of m$.
I am nearly sure that adms will work for vista too, cause i dont read
something that vista isnt any longer compatible to nt 4 pdcs ( but i may
fail here )
Be sure that you dont make work which is allready done
by others, there are few sources of adms on the web.

Mit freundlichen Gruessen
Best Regards

Robert Schetterer


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