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> Enterprise Samba, Getting Samba to work with NT
post Aug 29 2003, 12:11 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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Here at work I have RedHat 9 with default samba packages installed.

We have a PDC running Win NT4. What I am doing is using Samba, PAM, and Winbind to synchronize the the PDC users to the Linux box. Now this works (and I verified with getent) and I see the local users PLUS the users on the PDC all supposedly able to be authenticated on the Linux box.

I want all the users on the PDC to have home folders on the Linux box to store their files so "My Documents" in Win XP/98 (the clients) can point to the Samba server (ie: \SMBSERVtrieder) and store their documents/preferences there. Supposedly you can autocreate these folders when the user logs in (I think, maybe I misunderstand?) with `Template homedir = /home/%D/%U` but it doesn't seem to work.

So inreview:

1. User logs in
2. If they haven't before create them a home dir (/home/%D/%U aka \SMBSERV%U)
3. Set their "My Documents" to point at \SMBSERV%U

Would I use an NT Login script on Samba or what? I'm lost.

(Note - whole purpose of this is to keep my boss from buying win 2k3 server when we can use OpenExchange and Samba)
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post Aug 29 2003, 03:26 PM
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Its GNU/

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In order to move the whole Documents and Settings directory for WInXP, you must do the bottom section of this:;en-us;236621

Not very easy with lots of PCs and users ... if you do it, you should be able to use the format:


in the registry. (cahnge the direction of the slash \ didn't work properly)

Johnny Hughes
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