[Samba] Samba 4 Create User Home Dir??

Greg Zartman gzartman at koozali.org
Sat Nov 29 11:30:27 MST 2014

On Sat, Nov 29, 2014 at 2:18 AM, Rowland Penny <rowlandpenny at googlemail.com>

> This is one of the reasons that it is not recommended to use the DC for
> anything other than authentication, see here:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_AD_DC_HOWTO

That is an unfortunate limitation of Samba 4 that will quite frankly limit
its use by quite a few small to medium sized businesses.  Requiring two
separate machines for authentication and file sharing isn't necessary from
a resource standpoint. In many cases it would be a waste of hardware.   MS
Server doesn't have this limitation.

I haven't yet figured out why the homedir setting in the active directory
is necessary for Samba itself.  This is especially true given it just
ignores the setting.  Perhaps services like SSSD can pull this information
from the Active Directory.

Are you saying that this is not going to work?

comment = Home directory
path = /home/e-smith/files/users/%S/home

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