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

David Mulder dmulder at samba.org
Fri Mar 10 15:58:08 UTC 2023

On 3/10/23 8:56 AM, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> On 10/03/2023 15:46, David Mulder via samba wrote:
>> 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 
>>> 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.
>> Which RSAT are you referring to? There's the yast-based one I 
>> created, and there is one Alt Linux is working on, IIRC.
> There is the one that small company produces, what's its name, oh I 
> know Microsoft LOL
Haha. I misunderstood the question. It didn't make sense to me that he 
would be asking *us* about a missing feature in *MS* RSAT. :-)

David Mulder
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