[Samba] Startup script error

David Mulder dmulder at samba.org
Mon Oct 24 22:47:23 UTC 2022

On 10/24/22 4:39 PM, Peter Carlson via samba wrote:
> I saw that commit when I pulled earlier today.  I'll try to see what I 
> can break there this week.
> in RSAT I see the chron scripts, but I dont see startup, am I missing 
> something, or just blind?
There are no admx templates for startup scripts (and their can't be, 
actually). Group policy is a complicated mess, to say the least. MS 
allows many different formats for group policies, from ini files, to xml 
files, or registry files. You can even use your own custom file type if 
you choose.

The startup scripts CSEs were written to mimic the ones provided by the 
proprietary vintela group policy, to make it easier to transition from 
proprietary technology to winbind (there are also centrify compatible 
policies, fyi). The only way to manage these via RSAT would be to use 
their proprietary plugins to RSAT (or write our own, which is messy). 
That's what the `samba-tool gpo manage` command was written for.

David Mulder
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