[Samba] Samba PDC - How to disable system locking on Windows XP

Felipe Augusto van de Wiel felipe at paranacidade.org.br
Fri Sep 21 15:48:29 GMT 2007

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Adam Tauno Williams wrote, On 21-09-2007 09:20:
>> > > I have tried many approaches and am out of idea.  I would like my
>> > > Windows XP to stop locking the screen when I leave for 10 minutes or
>> > > so.  I know this is an XP question, but I feel it is related to Samba
>> > > PDC since all suggestions that  I have found indicate I should not be
>> > > seeing this
>> > This is purely a Windows question and has nothing at all to do with
>> > Samba
>> > Unless you have domain policies (via an Samba server in NT4 PDC mode)
>> > that define screen saver preferences this is entirely a workstation
>> > configuration or user profile issue.
>> What what what, Samba can do policies
> NT4 domain policies, yes.  NT4 domain policies are entirely passive and
> are really just a shared file.   Samba cannot do AD policies / GPO
> policies.
> This is well documented in the official Samba Guide and HOWTO.  Although
> this is really entirely a Windows issue as Samba doesn't really 'do
> anything' when using NT4 policies.

	Hmmm, using LDAP (at least) you can do a few "Domain
Policies" (I really don't know how to call it) to define
number of logon tries before lock, Password History, minimum
password size.

	Kind regards,
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