[Samba] Query a Windows 2003 AD server for specific information
rstewart at iccpartners.com
Mon Nov 26 18:11:05 GMT 2007
The Question: What command do I use to query a Windows 2003 AD server to return the Organizational Unit of a specific users? Also, what would be the command that would return the Home Directory path as specified in the Account Properties of the Windows 2003 account?
The Environment: Windows 2003 Domain with 10000 plus users
8000 Windows 2k/XP workstations
1100 Terminal Clients connecting to SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
Authentication between Linux and Windows using Samba Version 3.0.24-2.28-1354-SUSE-CODE10
Winbind Version 3.0.24-2.28-1354-SUSE-CODE10
All users have a home directory located on a Windows server. The path is set in their AD account and mapped to H: When they login to a XP or 2000 workstation. This is setup in a school district. Users can be either logged into windows or into Linux.
The path to the home directory is ODD at best. I didn't set it up, nor can I change it.
For teachers they are mapped to \\server\teachers\username
For students it is a little more complicated. Each school has it own OU. Therefor, the Windows admins created a path that is similar to this \\server\OUname\username The problem is there are 10000 students divided between 30 OUs.
Thanks in advance.
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