[Samba] samba-tool user to edit users..?

mourik jan heupink - merit heupink at merit.unu.edu
Thu Aug 21 05:12:51 MDT 2014


In our samba3 days, we provided a homedirectory like

Now, with samba4 / ADUC using "\\filehost\username" gives the error:

"the home folder could not be created because: the network name cannot 
be found". We have a little root preexec scripts creates the directory 
and sets permissions, so ADUC only needs to accept the 
"\\filehost\username", no further action required.

ADUC accepts it, when I use a FULL servername: 

However, that full name does not work in windows explorer. ("Check the 
spelling of the name. Otherwise there might be a problem with your 
network") Therefore, the GPO drive mapping fails, and users logon with 
no home drive mapping.

In short: using ADUC we currently have no way to configure a valid home 

So the question: have I got a problem with my network (like ADUC tells 
me) or is there a way to simply make ADUC accept a valid home folder path?

I looked at samba-tool to edit the user there, but it only can 
create/delete users, no modify... :-(

I have read https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setting_up_a_home_share, 
but that's a whole new approach, and I'd rather have ADUC simply accept 
the path I give...


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