[Samba] Samba PDC windows XP logon scripts
michaelh at jaswin.com.au
Thu Nov 22 23:26:58 GMT 2007
I would really suggest using a domain, it greatly reduces management
overheads and just generally makes life easier.
It isn't too difficult to deal with swapping profiles and the like
around. Last time I had to migrate about 80 machines I wrote a vb script
to rename the machine, join it to the domain and migrate the local user
profile to the domain user. I don't have a copy of it at the moment, but
the basic parts of it are fairly well documented.
*Michael Heydon - IT Administrator *
michaelh at jaswin.com.au <mailto:michaelh at jaswin.com.au>
Koen Linders wrote:
> Server: Debian etch (kernel 2.6.18-4-686)
> Samba 3.0.24 (PDC)
> Workstations: Windows XP Pro SP2 fully updated
> I want to have my windows xp users to login locally to their machine,
> but still have them automaticly check the netlogon share or something
> like that to apply network mappings and policies per group or user.
> I have this working when the user logs onto the domain. He gets a
> profile (which i keep local through gpedit.msc). I also know of a way
> to apply all those things locally to every machine, but obviously i
> want to have this another way.
> Domain login could be ok if it's a new user, but i'm talking about +-
> 50 workstations with local profiles already in use. And it would be
> the best to manage them centrally via the server.
> Anyway to apply this some way?
> I've been searching a lot, and it seems to me at the moment i have to
> change everything to every workstations (policy and network drive
> mapping) without having to do a lot of jiggling locally with their
> I rather don't.
> I guess i'm not the only one who encountered this problem.
> Any suggestions would be very welcome.
> Thx for reading,
> Koen Linders
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