[Samba] Changes to Folder Redirection
bob at donelsontrophy.com
Mon Feb 3 21:53:22 UTC 2020
So, what is the difference between "Using Group Policy Folder
Redirection" and "Using a Group Policy Preference"? Is it an either/or
and _NOT both_ scenario?
Clearly the ". . . Policy Preference" is editing the registry settings
of each workstation with a GPO. Something the " . . . Policy Folder
Redirection" does not do.
Is not "Using a Group Policy Preference" a newer method than the other?
On 2/3/2020 2:43 PM, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
> On 03/02/2020 20:14, Bob Wooden via samba wrote:
>> I am having some issues that I believe might be related to folder
>> redirection that has prompted me to review my folder redirection GPO
>> On the "Configuring Windows Profile Folder Redirections" page of the
>> Samba WIKI I find an 'information box' that says, /"//Windows does
>> not support dynamically-generated user home folders provided by the
>> Samba [homes] section. If you used this way to provide home folders,
>> set up a group policy preference instead. See _Using a Group Policy
>> Preference_.//"/ I take this info statement to mean that Windows does
>> not create a new user folder and this is why we (admins) should
>> create the new user folders manually on any member servers.
> The problem is that you can use [homes], but Windows cannot create the
> required directory on a Linux computer. However, you can get Samba to
> create it for you, as and when they first connect to the share, you
> use 'root preexec' and Louis and I wrote a script to use with 'root
> preexec', would you like a copy ?
>> When I set my folder redirection up (years ago) I followed the first
>> section "Using Group Policy Folder Redirection".
>> Because all my workstations are W10 should I change to use "Using a
>> Group Policy Preference"?
>> Is this considered the "newer/better" way to redirect with W10
>> And finally, when using "Using a Group Policy Preference" will
>> Windows then create a new users home directory dynamically?
> You can use a GPO, but you still wouldn't get the directory created
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