[Samba] Samba 4 Create User Home Dir??

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Sat Nov 29 12:00:44 MST 2014

On 29/11/14 19:30, Greg Zartman wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 29, 2014 at 2:18 AM, Rowland Penny <rowlandpenny at googlemail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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.
SSSD, yes. But not winbind. To do what you want to do on the DC, use 
SSSD and forget the template homedir.

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