[Samba] "Samba cannot handle GPO restrictions"

Ashish Yadav gwalashish at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 07:15:47 UTC 2016

Hi Viktor,

Please follow the below link for step by step tutorial on GPO creation and
setting up the restrictions as well,


Ashishkumar S. Yadav

On Sat, Jun 4, 2016 at 10:52 PM, Viktor Trojanovic <viktor at troja.ch> wrote:

> Hi list,
> Today, I spent most of the day figuring out why my password policies set
> via GPO are not applied on a domain level, just to find out that this is
> not one of the many occasions where Windows is the problem but it's really
> Samba, for a change. Apparently, password policies can only be changed
> using samba-tool and not via GPO.
> IMO, the FAQ is not very clear here.
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/FAQ#Is_it_possible_to_set_user_specific_password_policies_in_Samba4_.28e._g._on_a_OU-base.29.3F
> It says Samba cannot handle GPO restrictions because they are not saved in
> the SysVol volume. But what is a GPO restriction? If I google for "GPO
> restrictions", the only results I get are about "Software restrictions
> using GPO" which does not seem to be the same.
> Can someone therefore please explain to me what exactly these GPO
> restrictions are that Samba can't handle? I'd also appreciate if someone
> could list which other GPO I cannot set successfully using RSAT.
> Cheers,
> Viktor
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