[Samba] policy files
Adam Tauno Williams
adamtaunowilliams at gmail.com
Thu May 31 12:13:18 GMT 2007
This is a Windows issue, not a Samba issue.
> I don't have anything that mentions the policy file in my samba config, but
> according to http://www.pcc-services.com/custom_poledit.html I don't need to
> (other than having NTConfig.POL readable at \\wilson\netlogon\NTPolicy.POL,
> which it is). I've seen lots of stuff that suggests I need special windows
> programs (that seem to only be available on NT or 2003) to edit these files,
> and then other pages (such as the link above) that say they are just text
No, the ADM template files are text files. The policy file is not. You
must have POLEDIT.EXE to edit the policy. It reads the ADM files,
presents a UI, and produces the binary POL file.
> Is there a simple howto that I've missed on this? Thanks in advance for any
Yes, the Windows documentation. O'Reilly has a title: "Windows NT User
Administration" you need a book like that. Most of the HOWTOs and what
not on the Internet are confusing garbage, or at best only half
complete, my advise is to skip them entirely.
The *OFFICIAL* Samba documentation does cover this to some extend,
beyond that get a book.
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