[Samba] Remote Desktop Assistance / Take over session w/ Samba 4

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Dec 26 02:58:50 MST 2012

On Mon, 2012-12-24 at 11:27 -0500, Michael B. Trausch wrote:
> The short question:  Is there a means for this to work?
> The longer question follows.
> I've seen Windows networks (with Windows servers, of course) where an
> administrator could modify some settings in AD and then be able to
> "break in" to a user session on a domain member workstation to be able
> to fix things.  I'd like that functionality, too, but I'm not sure if it
> is possible with Samba 4 being the AD DC.
> There seem to be settings in the LDAP entries, but I don't know how to
> use them or even if they're honored.  Does anyone know how this works,
> and if it is possible to do with a S4 DC?

I would need much more detail on the specifics of how this is being
done, other than to change the user's password, before I could suggest
what we could change in Samba 4.0 AD DC to support that. 

> Additionally, would I have to have a Windows workstation to manage the
> user workstations in this way, or could I use the RDP client e.g., in
> Fedora to do it?

Until the mechanism is identified, I couldn't really comment.

Andrew Bartlett

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