[Samba] 3rd-party tool for creating users as alternative to ADUC

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 27 16:26:07 MDT 2014

On 27/10/14 22:05, ?icro MEGAS wrote:
> Hello list,
> I am using the Microsoft ADUC (Active Directory Users & Computers) tool from the RSAT suite for creating and modifying my domain users. I am aware of the "copy" functionality which really is very nice to use. Unfortunately I am missing two important actions during the user-creation process which I try to describe:
> 1.) When I use the template feauture (by using the "Copy..." user) command, the settings of the tab [Unix Attribute] cannot be copied to the new user created. So after I copied/created the new user, I have manually to open him, choose the [UNIX attribute] tab, then click on the "NIS-domain" field to choose/active MYDOM from the pull-down list. By doing so I am able to assign a uid to that user and thus allow my member server winbind process to enumerate that particular user so he is able to access shares on my member server.
> It would be really awesome if this step could be done magically without extra intervention.
> 2.) Let's say I am creating the user "John Doe". During the creation process, in the [Profile] tab I can choose to connect the home share of that particular user, for example: "Connect Z:\ to \\membersrv1\home\%username%" after I click the [OK] or [Apply] button, the ADUC tool automatically is creating on-the-fly the directory "\\membersrv1\home\johndoe" which works fine. That is a neat feauture but in my opinion it has one big disadvantage ==> the directory .\johndoe on the given share is created with the owner name of the user that is logged-in and using the ADUC tool. In that example, the owner of the directory "\\membersrv1\home\it-admin1" is "it-admin1". If I would have used "smbmap" feauture and thus would have mapped it-admin1 to the root account, the owner of that new automatically created directory would be "root". In conclusion, that is very normal and I did expect that behaviour. ADUC provides this feauture, but I would like to have the "owner = johndoe" in that ca
>   se. ADUC cannot perform that, I understand it, so I would have to do a "chown johndoe /srv/samba/home/johndoe" to get the desired result.
> Is there any 3rd-party AD-user-tool available which could solve the mentioned points?
> Mirco.
Does it have to be a GUI tool and if it doesn't, does it have to run on 
windows ???


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