[Samba] SysVol questions

Steve Campbell campbell at cnpapers.com
Thu May 22 08:10:30 MDT 2014

On 5/22/2014 9:49 AM, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 22/05/14 14:35, Steve Campbell wrote:
>> I still haven't installed Samba, as I'm still in the planning stages. 
>> Again, I'm new to Samba, and I discover our Windows pro isn't quite 
>> up on the newer stuff since it's been years since he ran domains.
> Firstly, either your 'Windows pro' is lying to you, or doesn't deserve 
> to use the word 'pro', Active Directory has been about since 2000 at 
> least and NT domains before that ;-)
>> I'm a little confused about this thing called "SysVol". Reading up on 
>> it, it appears a real important part of an AD, but I don't see how or 
>> when it's created.
> Sysvol is where AD stores GPO's and scripts and will be created when 
> the domain is provisioned.
>> Can someone give me a clue as to when/how it's created? During the 
>> provisioning, perhaps?
>> Which brings me to wonder the following:
>> On our current Netware system that is being replaced, we have 
>> multiple volumes which we will use on our future Samba stuff. When we 
>> create these volumes, which I assume will just be directories and 
>> turned into shares, is the directory tree important? Do these volumes 
>> have to be on the same partition? Can each volume be a separate 
>> partition? Do these reside under the SysVol partition or can they be 
>> anywhere?
> You can put directories to share anywhere, you just have to create the 
> entry for the share in smb.conf and enter put the path to the share 
> into the entry i.e.
> [sharename]
>                  path = /path/to/directory
>                  read only = No
> Just dont put the shares into Sysvol.
> Rowland
>> Thanks for any insight.
>> steve campbell
I'm the one using the word 'Pro', and it's been ages since he's done 
anything with this stuff. He only mentioned he'd used domains in the 
military. So he may not be fibbing.

Again, where does the sysvol get created and how do I control that 



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