[Samba] GPO redirected folders reg path issue

Philippe LeCavalier support at plecavalier.com
Wed Feb 26 15:20:12 UTC 2020

On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 10:09 AM Philippe LeCavalier <
support at plecavalier.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 10:56 AM L.P.H. van Belle via samba <
> samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>> A setup on howto improve your samba network and simplify it.
>> This is how i setup, sure looks dificult but its all about DNS setup and
>> what you add to it.
>> For AD-DC.s  ( AD, TIME, NS, LDAP )
>> Hostname.FQDN.TLD : max 63chars, incl the .'s  allowed chars: a-Z 0-9 -
>> Hostname : sam-dc1.internal.domain.tld
>> IP         : what you need/want. ( example )
>> PTR        :
>> CNAME    : dc1 ns1 ldap1 ntp1
>> Hostname : sam-dc2.internal.domain.tld
>> IP         : what you need/want. ( example )
>> PTR        :
>> CNAME    : dc1 ns2 ldap2 ntp2
>> For a MEMBER.
>> Hostname.FQDN.TLD : max 254chars, incl the .'s  allowed chars: a-Z 0-9 -
>> Hostname : sam-mem1.internal.domain.tld
>> IP         : what you need/want. ( example )
>> PTR        :
>> CNAME    : fs1 (fileserver1)
>> But also and this is just how may servers you setup.
>> Think in web1 proxy1 cluster1  etc etc. these are always the ALIASES.
>> And you can also say thing like this.
> Started implementing this today in one site. I first started looking at it
> using samba-tool with guidance from the wiki[1] and could easily see the
> results nor could I easily add the records so I reverted to RSAT on a
> desktop. I quickly noticed despite my thought of having added some of these
> records that I solely relied on the samba-tool provisioning and had in
> fact, not added any CNAME or PTR records as suggested above. So I proceeded
> to add them. Based on the record examples provided above and the DNS
> Management MMC snap-in tool I mistakenly omitted the FQDN in the data part
> of both the CNAME and PTR records so when I applied the entries just about
> everything stopped working; no logins no shares...etc. When I queried the
> dns backend in samba I noticed the records I added were missing the "data"
> part and quickly added my hostname.domain.tld to each and everything
> started working again. -just wanted to add the story in case it helps
> anyone following along. Personally, I'm always trying to steer away from
> RSAT and administering anything from windows as a whole and would much
> rather use samba-tool so I'm not reliant on a desktop but hey,,, it is a
> windows based network afterall.
> So now that the dust has settled (the whole ordeal was less than 15
> minutes so no big deal) I'm not seeing anything spectacularly different but
> it will be interesting to see if I ever the issue stated in the original
> msg of this thread.

I should also add that despite using the provisioning tool, my zone files
(based on what I saw in the dns MMC) did not have a reverse record at all.

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