[Samba] AD-DC samba_gpoupdate fails with exception

David Mulder dmulder at samba.org
Mon Jul 18 13:49:28 UTC 2022

On 7/16/22 6:15 PM, Thomas de la Tourette via samba wrote:
> Samba 4.16.2
> samba-gpupdate --forceaborts with following truntime error:
> lpcfg_load: refreshing parameters from /etc/samba/smb.conf
> Processing section "[global]"
> Can't find include file registry
> pm_process() returned No
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>    File "/usr/bin/samba-gpupdate", line 77, in <module>
>      lp = sambaopts.get_loadparm()
>    File "/usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/samba/getopt.py", line 92, in get_loadparm
>      self._lp.load_default()
> RuntimeError: Unable to load default file
> It seems that the Python load module is not aware of Samba registry configuration and the required settings in smb.conf:include = registry.
> Are there any workarounds available?

Samba python doesn't work with a registry smb.conf. It's not just a 
problem with samba-gpupdate, it's a problem with all samba python 
commands. IIRC, somebody submitted patches to fix this, although I don't 
think it has been merged.

*David Mulder*
Labs Software Engineer, Samba
1221 Valley Grove Way
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

dmulder at suse.com

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