[Samba] Users' Home Folders - conflicting advice in WiKi

Roy Eastwood spindles7 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 11 09:21:51 UTC 2020

On 10/04/2020 19:22 Rowland penny wrote:
> On 10/04/2020 18:02, Roy Eastwood via samba wrote:
> > Rowland,
> >
> > In the Wiki page "User Home Folders", Section 2.1 "Using Windows ACLs"
> > correctly describes how to set permissions to allow the Windows
> > program Active Directory Users and Computers to automatically create the user's home
> > folder.   But in the next section  "Creating the Home folder for a New User"
> > 3.1 "Using Windows ACLs", the blue box states that ADUC cannot automatically
> > create home folders on a 'unix' machine.   Do you literally mean unix?
> > Certainly on my Linux (Debian) machine it works OK.    Perhaps this boxed
> > comment needs amendment?
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Roy
> >
> 'unix' = any version of Unix, Linux is a version of Unix.
> Are you sure that ADUC is creating the users home directory on your Linux machines ?

> As far as I am aware Samba doesn't have the code to do this and ADUC running on Windows has no ability to do it either.
> It could be that you have pam_mkhomedir set in your PAM stack and it is this that is creating your users home directories at
No, I don't have this because I don't need domain users to log on with SSH to the server.

> Myself and Louis collaborated to write a 'root prexec' script to create the users home directory at Samba connection.
> To the best of my knowledge, you have to use one or the other method.
> Rowland

Just confirmed that pam_mkhomedir is not enabled, created a new user test2 using ADUC.   Set the Home folder on the Profile tab to
connect H: to \\<server name>\users\test2 and the folder is created on the server.



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