Originally Posted by metallica1973
What I am trying to do is duplicate a Microsoft NT PDC domain. I am confused. Im PHPLDAPADMIN if I add SAMBA attributes, Why wouldnt PHPLDAPADMIN automatically sync the passwords so that the user will have one central login? Why would I have to use smbpasswd, I would assume that PHPLDAPADMIN would do this under the GUI? Help
I'm at the same place you are! I too am disappointed with lam, and although phpldapadmin is nice, I wouldn't want to manage my server with it.
Have you looked at GOsa yet? I'm almost to the point to try it out, but i'm trying to resolve other issues first. It looks like an excellent gui tool. Some pics of it:
Right now, I'm playing around with the idealx smbldap-* scripts, and they work great! They take care of the ldap and samba account simultaneously, so you don't have to do anything twice.
I've been reading the samba-howto and other manuals, and they are turning my brain to mush
I never realized how advanced samba is, but I love it! I'm working through the net command chapter now, hoping net can be used to replace the idealx scripts.
Good luck. I'll check back when I figure out more
EDIT: Another tool I like is the SRVTOOLS.EXE tool from the Microsoft website. This is a windows gui you can use on your windows pc to connect to the samba pdc and manage shares and users. It is meant to be used managing an old NT4 server, but most of it's features work on the samba PDC.