[Samba] GPO Permissions _AGAIN_
abartlet at samba.org
Thu Oct 10 16:32:12 MDT 2013
On Thu, 2013-10-10 at 16:42 +0100, Alex Matthews wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just a quick follow up.
> I found a GPO entitled 'sysvol share compatibility' which has the
> following blurb:
> This setting controls whether or not the Sysvol share created by the Net
> Logon service on a domain controller (DC) should support compatibility
> in file sharing semantics with earlier applications.
> When this setting is enabled, the Sysvol share will honor file sharing
> semantics that grant requests for exclusive read access to files on the
> share even when the caller has only read permission.
> When this setting is disabled or not configured, the Sysvol share will
> grant shared read access to files on the share when exclusive access is
> requested and the caller has only read permission.
> By default, the Sysvol share will grant shared read access to files on
> the share when exclusive access is requested.
> Note: The Sysvol share is a share created by the Net Logon service for
> use by Group Policy clients in the domain. The default behavior of the
> Sysvol share ensures that no application with only read permission to
> files on the sysvol share can lock the files by requesting exclusive
> read access, which might prevent Group Policy settings from being
> updated on clients in the domain. When this setting is enabled, an
> application that relies on the ability to lock files on the Sysvol share
> with only read permission will be able to deny Group Policy clients from
> reading the files, and in general the availability of the Sysvol share
> on the domain will be decreased.
> The last part is the most interesting (after 'Note:'). Is this how samba
> works too when it comes to providing the sysvol share?
In Samba, sysvol is not special. It may well need to be, as the issue
you describe certainly sounds plausible.
Can you file a bug, and work with us to see how we might create a fix
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