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

Ole Traupe ole.traupe at tu-berlin.de
Mon Jan 25 11:36:19 UTC 2016

Viktor, thanks again!

Now that I did this (added the Win10 1511 ADMX files to the central 
store), I probably will have to recreate the policies that will be 
applied to Win10 machines, right?


On 21.01.2016 17:16, Viktor Trojanovic wrote:
> Hi Ole,
> I've been using Samba with Win10 clients for a while now, so I'm happy 
> to share some of my findings.
> See comments inline.
> On 21.01.2016 15:39, Ole Traupe wrote:
>> 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).
> As long as you have your RSAT installed on a Win10 machine, you 
> actually don't need to install the templates to the sysvol store. The 
> purpose of the template store is that multiple admins working from 
> various machines with different versions of windows can always access 
> all capabilities.
>> b) I can only modify policies based on Win10 admx files from Win10 
>> machines (i.e. with the RSAT tools for Win10).
> See above. The purpose of installing the ADMX to the central store is 
> that you can modify policies for Win10 also from a Win7 machine.
>> 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?
> I did that, and have no issues.
>> Also, are there any implications for existing domains with e.g. Win7 
>> clients? Is it advised to keep Win7 and Win10 in separate containers?
> No, there should be no issues. The only thing you have to remember is 
> that settings which are specific to Win10 will obviously not have any 
> effect on Win7 machines.
>> 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?
> No issues. I did report a few but eventually found out they were not 
> related to the RSAT, or to Samba.
>> 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."
> You'll get that error message when you click on the domain in the 
> forest shown in RSAT. You can simply ignore it, it's not an actual issue.
>> Ole
> Viktor

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