[Samba] Windows 8 polices are not applied

Jeroen Hermans j.hermans at epsys.nl
Mon Oct 20 02:20:10 MDT 2014

Hello Daniel,

Thank you for your reply. The NAS is not related to the AD and it is not
storing policies, but we have redirected folders to the NAS. Because the
DC is not pushing the new policies to the clients, the clients have old
The policies are indeed done with the Windows 8 Group Policy Editor.
Kind regards,

        Jeroen Hermans

On 10/20/2014 08:00 AM, Daniel Müller wrote:
> I do not understand, how can your NAS store AD policies? Is it a samba 4 AD
> host/server?
> Win 8 group policies must be done with the group police tool of MS Windows8
> or less Win7 if it should work.
> Greetings
> Daniel
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> Auftrag von Jeroen J.A.W. Hermans
> Gesendet: Freitag, 17. Oktober 2014 17:19
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> Betreff: [Samba] Windows 8 polices are not applied
> Hello all,
> I am having some problems with the group policies in a small (~10 pc's) AD.
> I have set up Samba and i used a NAS for saving home folders and policies. I
> then had to replace the NAS and i used a new ip for the new NAS. For the
> last step i changed the ip of the redirected folders in the policy in order
> to point all pc's to the new NAS. It seems the policies are not applied as i
> still see the computers try to use the old NAS.
> [jhermans at lanserver1 ~]$ samba --version Version 4.0.1-4.centos6.1
> [jhermans at lanserver1 ~]$ uname -a
> Linux lanserver1.smarthomes.lan 2.6.32-431.3.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Jan
> 3 21:39:27 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> [jhermans at lanserver1 ~]$ host -t SRV _kerberos._udp.smarthomes.lan
> _kerberos._udp.smarthomes.lan has SRV record 0 100 88
> lanserver1.smarthomes.lan.
> [jhermans at lanserver1 ~]$ host -t SRV _ldap._tcp.smarthomes.lan
> _ldap._tcp.smarthomes.lan has SRV record 0 100 389
> lanserver1.smarthomes.lan.
> [jhermans at lanserver1 ~]$ host -t A lanserver1.smarthomes.lan
> lanserver1.smarthomes.lan has address
> I checked that the Windows clients have as the DNS server.
> I also tried runnning: gpupdate /force on the clients. The clients donnot
> update the policies and now i am stuck with half-functioning clients.
> I hope you can give me some help with this problem.
> Thank you very much. If you need any more information i am happy to provide
> you with that.
> Kind regards,
> Jeroen Hermans
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