[Samba] Missing features in RSAT Group Policy Manager (Debian as Samba PDC)

David Mulder dmulder at samba.org
Fri Mar 10 15:54:50 UTC 2023

On 3/10/23 8:35 AM, Dennis Binkhorst via samba wrote:
> I have been testing a Debian 11 (i386) server with samba
> 2:4.13.13+dfsg-1~deb11u5 running as an Active Directory Controller. This is
> a stand-alone DC, meant for user authentication for a small business
> network. I use RSAT Features on Windows 11 Pro to manage Users, Groups,
> Machines etc., which works fine.
> I would like create a new GPO using the RSAT Group Policy Manager to change
> Security Settings for all machines that are in a specific OU. However, when
> I try to edit the new GPO I am unable to find *Account Policies* and *Local
> Policies *under *"Computer Configuration / Policies / Windows Settings /
> Security Settings*". This is also the case when using RSAT from a Windows
> 10 Pro machine.
> These Policies do exist on the Windows 11 Pro machine itself when I open
> *gpedit.msc*.
> Not sure if this is relevant, but I did download and install the the 22H2
> ADMX Templates for Windows 11 to the Samba AD. They exists in the SYSVOL
> directory.
> An example of a policy I'd like to set in the GPO is *"Interactive logon:
> Message text for users attempting to log on"*.
> P.S.: A suggestion made elsewhere was to upgrade samba to the
> bullseye-backports version, so i did that.
> Upgrading to *2:4.17.5+dfsg-1~bpo11+1 *did not change anything for my issue.
I'm re-reading... do you mean you don't see those policies when using 
*MS* RSAT against a Samba ADDC, but you do against a Windows ADDC?

David Mulder
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