[Samba] Use of samba-tool create

Robert Wooden wdn2420systm at gmail.com
Fri Sep 4 20:06:26 UTC 2020

I have been working on creating users with samba-tool create.

samba-tool user create tuser70 --surname="Test" --given-name="User"
--initials=70 --uid-number=10070 --gid
-number=10000 --description='70 user' --gecos='Test 70. User' --uid='Test
70. User' --login-shell=/bin/sh --unix-home=/h
ome/SAMDOM/tuser70 --home-directory=\\mbr04.subdom.example.com\users\tuser70
--home-drive=U: --profile-path \\mbr04.subdom.example.com\profiles\tuser70

Clearly the "--home-directory=\\mbr04.subdom.example.com\users\tuser70"
and  "--profile-path= \\mbr04.subdom.example.com\profiles\tuser70" is
incorrect as the following was created:

root at dc1:~# samba-tool user show tuser70
dn: CN=User 70. Test,CN=Users,DC=subdom,DC=example,DC=com
objectClass: top
      snipped for brevity
countryCode: 0
homeDirectory: \mbr04.subdonexamplecomuserstuser70
homeDrive: U:
badPasswordTime: 0
lastLogoff: 0
lastLogon: 0
primaryGroupID: 513
profilePath: \mbr04.subdonexamplecomprofilestuser70

SOme of the 'backslashes' are missing.

I see no in depth output from "samba-tool user create --home-directory

What is the correct way to enter these paths?

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