[Samba] creating and copying users

Robert Wooden wdn2420systm at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 15:52:42 UTC 2020

I remember now, you and I have been here before and I have lost the email.

Due to the manner that linux handles backslashes "\" users need to
backslash *around* the backslash you need for W10 like so, "\\\\FQDN" to
get "\FQDN" on the W10 path?

Therefore, the following is what I want:

So I need to send this: "

Did my brain remember correctly?

On Fri, Oct 9, 2020 at 10:03 AM Rowland penny via samba <
samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> On 09/10/2020 15:19, Robert Wooden via samba wrote:
> > This topic may have been discussed many times, sorry to repeat here.
> >
> > I have been trying various combinations of adding test users via ADUC.
> The
> > first three (3) added fine. Then the strange began. Many, many W10 client
> > re-starts throughout these process to make client capture any changes
> from
> > servers.
> >
> > Could I get anyone to share the 'command string' you use as a starting
> > point for the correct order of "switches" used for *samba-tool user add*?
> First the command you should be using is 'samba-tool user create' and
> you can find the help for that by adding '-h' or '--help'.
> The standard command for creating a user in the same way that ADUC does is:
> samba-tool user create USERNAME PASSWORD --given-name=GIVEN_NAME
> --surname=SURNAME
> You can add the profile & homedir paths at the same time by adding
> '--profile-path=PROFILE_PATH --home-directory=HOME_DIRECTORY' to the
> command above. The path for profile must exist on the server and the
> base path for the homedir must also exist. There must also be the two
> relevant shares on the server.
> Rowland
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