[Samba] Windows 10 administrative templates /central store with Samba

Ole Traupe ole.traupe at tu-berlin.de
Thu Jan 21 14:39:48 UTC 2016

Hi list,

This might or might not be a Samba related post. Feel free to ignore it 
in case it is too far off-topic

My current understanding is that ...
a) I need those new templates in order to fully integrate Win10 clients 
in an AD domain (i.e. with compatible policies).
b) I can only modify policies based on Win10 admx files from Win10 
machines (i.e. with the RSAT tools for Win10).

Are there any Samba-related implications or issues on doing that, 
particularly if I follow the MS advice to store those admx files in a 
central store in the SYSVOL (\PolicyDefinitions) folder?

Also, are there any implications for existing domains with e.g. Win7 
clients? Is it advised to keep Win7 and Win10 in separate containers?

I remember that somebody here reported issues with his/her existing 
Samba domain after having used the RSAT tools for Win10. But I am not 
able to find this post again. Does somebody remember or is able to tell 
how to avoid such (or other) trouble?

Also, Viktor Trojanovic and Robert Watson reported the same error 
message on administering a domain from Win10 with RSAT in the midst of 
November. Have you been able to understand/solve it?

"Group Policy Management: A processing error occured collecting data 
using this base domain controller. Please change the base domain 
controller and try again."


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