[Samba] Samba PDC windows XP logon scripts

Michael Heydon 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.

Good luck.

*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 
> profiles.
> 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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