[Samba] Ubuntu 18.04 classicupgrade help

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Jan 7 18:43:11 UTC 2022

On Fri, 2022-01-07 at 18:08 +0000, Carl Hunter wrote:
> No Linux users, Windows only.  

OK, in AD there two home directory attributes:


The first is for the Windows home directory and will contain the
computer that holds the share and the path to the home directory. This
will be in Windows format, an example is:
\\computername\users\username or

That is: The user 'rowland' has a share stored in the 'users' share on
the computer called 'devstation'

Provided that the 'homeDrive' attribute is set to a letter e.g. 'H:'

This will cause Windows to mount the users share on 'H:'

The unixHomeDirectory attribute contains the path to a Unix home
directory e.g. /home/username
This will supply the home directory for users on all Unix machines that
use the winbind 'ad' backend.

You only really need to set 'unixHomeDirectory' if your users will log
into a Unix computer. A Windows user only needs to set the
'homeDirectory' attribute, the setting of which is shown on this link:

You only need to use the rfc2307 attributes if you are also running a
Unix domain member as a fileserver and only then if you use the winbind
'ad' backend.


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