[Samba] GPOs, sysvol and such related plumbing

Peter Milesson miles at atmos.eu
Sat Apr 13 22:27:07 UTC 2019

Hi Miguel,

I have been using Samba AD DC 4.9.1 for a little bit 6 months now. Very 
stable. Never heard of any stability problems concerning GPOs. There are 
no problems with GPOs, but as I found out, you must give the GPO changes 
time to take effect (30 minutes). I haven't found out how to force GPO 
updates under Samba yet, but that's probably due to my lack of time and 
inherent laziness. And you can lock yourself out from a true Windows 
domain, as well as from a Samba domain. Nothing that yells at you that 
you're up to something stupid in either system ;-)

Best regards,


On 13.04.2019 21:40, miguel medalha via samba wrote:
> Who am I to say this? I am only a lowly user and would-be admin, but 
> it seems to me that one of the most useful features of an AD 
> environment, GPOs, is not fully trust-able under Samba because of 
> instability and ensuing fear, before and after each update, related to 
> sysvol and who knows what.
> I still love you, though.

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