[Samba] Fwd: Windows 7 problems
lukas at eecs.qmul.ac.uk
Wed Nov 10 12:29:43 MST 2010
On 10/11/2010 15:03, henri wrote:
>> -----Message d'origine-----
>> De : samba-bounces at lists.samba.org
>> [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] De la part de Cain, Marc
>> Envoyé : mardi 9 novembre 2010 21:34
>> À : samba at lists.samba.org
>> Objet : [Samba] Fwd: Windows 7 problems
>> On Nov 9, 2010, at 7:29 AM, henri wrote:
>>> I have a couple of questions related to Windows 7 :
>>> - opening a domain session on the Win7 client takes a long time. At
>>> least 40 seconds, while there is no delay on XP client. Is
>> it a kown
>>> problem ? A bug ? What can be done to avoid such a delay ?
>> There are a least two timeouts that I've found that can
>> affect domain logons
>> -- Roaming profile logon timeout: When a user with a
>> roaming profile attempts to logon to a Samba domain Windows
>> will display the Welcome screen for 30 seconds before
>> enabling the user's desktop. This bug does not affect Active
>> Directory logons. Setting the GPO below to 0 seconds will
>> work around this timeout.
>> \\Computer Configuration\Administrative
>> Templates\System\Set maximum wait time for the network if a
>> user has a roaming user profile or remote home directory
>> Set to: 0
>> -- Synchronous Logon script timeout: When the local
>> Computer GPO is set to "Run logon scripts synchronously"
>> Windows 7 displays the Welcome screen for 30 seconds before
>> enabling the user's desktop. NOTE: this bug may only be
>> extant in Windows 7 Professional, not Enterprise or may have
>> been addressed in service pack. Creating the following
>> REG_DWORD registry key will work around this bug:
>> Set to: 00000001
>> There is also the solid color background bug (again, it may
>> have since been addressed in a service pack): Change the
>> background color to any .jpg image.
> Thanks for that. After some tests I got it work.
>>> - in smb.conf , the %a value for Windows 7 is "Vista" , right ?
>> Don't know. The %a switch hasn't worked in our shop for some
>> time. Windows 7 will tag the profile folder listed with a
>> .V2 extension or will expect a .V2 extension.
> I was asking for the %a substitution in order to call the right script file
> at logon .
> For me , logon%a.cmd is substitued by logonVista.cmd . I assume it's ok.
>>> - NT Default Profile no longer works with Windows 7 . I guess it is
>>> normal , but is there a workaround ?
>> Default User profiles do work with Windows 7 and Samba. See
>> the article for Windows 7 default profile details:
> Thanks for the link. I will try the procedure.
>>> - Same question for NT policies : I assume it is normal
>> that windows 7
>>> does not support NTconfig.pol files any longer.
>> Nevertheless, is there
>>> a way to get the same features ? For these kind of functionality
>>> (having some control of user profiles on Win7 clients) , is AD the
>>> only and inescapable solution ?
>> We create a local group policy that we copy from the server
>> via logon script at logon time. Works great for bot WinXP
>> and Windows 7.
> How do you generate the policy file and how do you copy it from server to
> client via logon script ?
> XP was automaticaly loading ntconfig.pol (generated by the old poledit.exe)
> in the netlogon directory , but what about Win 7 ?
Yeah, since Vista ntconfig.pol does not work. We have a tool that
translates contents of ntconfig.pol (which essentially is a registry
hive) into local group policy - it feteches the .pol file from the
netlogon share and does the translation on the fly. I have not fully
tested it on windows 7 (since we moved to samba4) but it worked fine on
Windows XP. You are more than welcome to have it. Note that the script
only supports machine policy.
If you after proper group policy you should consider samba4
> Thanks for your help.
>>> For my needs (200 domain users), NT domain was a sufficient
>>> and worked perfectly with XP. I am affraid that with
>> Windows 7, I will
>>> have to move to something much more and unnecessarily complex :-( .
>>> Thanks in advance for your help.
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