[Samba] questions and avice for samba 3.6.6. PDC or samba 4.x PDC with folder redirection for win7 clients.

Jelle de Jong jelledejong at powercraft.nl
Thu Jul 10 05:15:00 MDT 2014

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Hello everybody,

I maintain this Samba 3.6.6 PDC with ldap backend for 45 Windows 7
clients, with 92G of data in there profiles because things like itunes
and other programs keep storing data in the roaming profiles causing
very long start-up and shut-down times. I would like to switch to
folder redirection (GPO) but I have not found any information how to
do this with Samba 3.6.6. Is it possible to do this with Samba 3.6.6.
and if so how can I do this?

If this is not possible then I may have to migrate to a Samba 4.x PDC
but I got a few question about this.

1. What would be the recommended way to migrate all the accounts?

2. I assume I can use rsync to migrate all the profiles and other data
to the new PDC, and after folder redirections is configured use rsync
to move the data from the profile to a personal share?

3. Do I need to reauthorise all the current clients again to the new PDC?

4. I currently got some kind of leak in my idmap ids and I have to
keep updating to range to a higher value and its now at idmap config *
: range = 10000-1400000 I don’t want to have this same issue with the
new Samba 4 PDC if possible.

Any help, advice, or personal experiences doing this will be appreciated.

Kind regards,

Jelle de Jong

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