[Samba] GPO / Sysvol problems

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Jan 23 21:32:09 UTC 2019

On Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:02:39 -0800
Gregory Sloop <gregs at sloop.net> wrote:

> RPvs> On Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:06:52 -0800
> RPvs> Gregory Sloop via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> >> RPvs> Have you read this:
> >> RPvs> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Roaming_Windows_User_Profiles
> >> RPvs> and possibly, this:
> >> RPvs> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Configuring_Windows_Profile_Folder_Redirections
> >> RPvs> Rowland
> >> Yes, and I believe I've done everything properly.
> >> That's where I started.
> >> So I think we're back to; What items control file/directory
> >> creation and the default permissions? What should I be looking at,
> >> or tinkering with?
> RPvs> Hmm, I am beginning to think the operative word here is
> RPvs> 'freenas', a quick internet search shows a lot of requests for
> RPvs> how to do what you are you are trying to do, but little or no
> RPvs> answers.
> RPvs> Can you try having the profiles on a Linux machine ?
> RPvs> Rowland
> RPvs>  
> So, Rowland [and anyone else following along] - lets see if we can
> forget about that shiny object. Just forget I said FreeNAS. Poof!
> Gone!
> Pretend I said I was using FreeBSD, with ZFS, and Samba 4.7.0.
> And, apparently, creating directories for user profiles goes south in
> some cases. [It works sometimes too, but I can't determine why. I'm
> flipping lots of switches in an effort to make it work, so it may
> well be semi-self induced.]
> But if I were that BSD guy - what things would I look at in the
> smb.conf that might have an impact on this situation? How do I
> control the permissions new directories get from Samba? I'd be glad
> for a "here's someone who faced exactly that, and here's how he fixed
> it." but I'd also be super happy with "Look at these 6 different
> smb.conf items - and here's how I might set them. You might look at
> this VFS module too."
> -Greg

I do not use freebsd, but I think you need 'vfs objects =
nfs4acl_xattr' for a start, I also think you need to ask freenas and/or

That is unless some one has this running and is willing to share the
magic incantations ;-)


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