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I have configured Samba to work with our Win 2003 R2 PDC using AD. That all works fine.
However, because our existing Linux server has a lot of users already configured, and those user names also exist on other servers (and scripts dynamically pick up the user name)then I have a problem. The problem is this; the domain name for a user Fred Bloggs is bloggsf, but Fred has a Linux account (and home dir) for the name fredb.
I believe I should be able to use "username map", and smbusers to map bloggsf to fredb.
I have configured this in smb.conf,
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
Then in smbusers, I have this;
fredb = bloggsf
But when I login as bloggsf, I am authenticated OK, but the system complains it cannot find a home dir of /home/EU/bloggsf. This is because I have not created one, because I want it to use /home/EU/fredb.
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