[Samba] MSDFS on [homes] share for two samba servers

Michal Bruncko michal.bruncko at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 08:22:05 MST 2012

Yes, that is correct Johnatan what you have saying. We are not using our 
samba server as Domain controller for user domain autentification i.e. 
into workstations.
That server is just standalone file server with user level 
autentification... of course, if user have same credentials to its 
personal computer like credentials to file server, autentication will be 
transpared, but thats all - any login scripts, any drive mapping 
(right.. this feature should solved my problem if I will use it, but...).

So I just looking for solution of mapping user home directories from ONE 
unifed URL to real location (on second or third server) based on user 
location information (from db/manual).

thanks for responses


On 17. 1. 2012 12:42, Jonathan Buzzard wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-01-17 at 09:32 +0100, Daniel Müller wrote:
>> What do you mean with "preferred one".
>> If you live with samba you will have one PDC I think and all other servers are part of your domain.
>> So the users and groups are all the same in your domain and servers.
>> So if you logon to your PDC you will have your [homes] ex.:
>> [homes]
>> Msfds root=yes
>> Msdfs proxy= \serveronwhichyourhomesharesare\homes
>> And a netlogon script under your [netlogon]
>> Will do the rest.
> You are presuming the presence of a PDC and that all machines are PDC
> joined.
> The way I read it is that the OP wants to be able to tell all his users
> to go to say \\homes.mycorp.com\homes and then depending on where their
> normal work location is have them map their home drive from a server at
> the local site, no PDC or AD involved.
> If you have a PDC it would be simpler to just set the home directory for
> each user to the correct server and forget about DFS and netlogon
> scripts.
> JAB.

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