[Samba] Multiple versions of group profile?
imo_tc at yahoo.com.hk
Wed Jul 22 13:57:29 MDT 2009
I want to setup a domain environment for about 1000 users,
all of them are in the same primary group called "student".
A mandatory profile is used to serve them all by pointing
the profile directory to something like /%G in smb.conf.
Now, because of language problem, users need to use
two language interfaces of windows (and MS Office). I found
that switching the language interface of vista involve group
policy and require the user to logout and login again, so it
seems that using a mandatory profile is simply not working.
Any suggestion to achieve this?
I have some ideas to solve the problem but both of them have
1. Create 2 accounts in two groups for each user
In this way, creating the two separate profiles is easy. However,
the user just have two identities, e.g. two email accounts, two
2. (*Ideal way*) Store the users' preference in their LDAP
directory / file whatever, then Samba roam the profile according
to the preference. But I don't know if it is possible or not.
Server: Samba 3.4.0 PDC with LDAP/PAM on Debian Lenny
Clients: Windows Vista Ultimate
Thanks in advance!
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