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Old 04-01-2005, 12:31 AM   #1
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Apply NT4 policy to XP machine with samba PDC

hi there,

i've been trying to make this work for going on 3 months now, for some reason the God's seam to be against me making my samba PDC. my problem is that i just can't get my NTConfig.pol file to apply to my windows XP machine. here is a read out of my smb.conf file


load printers = yes
domain logons = yes
guest account = samba
os level = 65
security = user
preferred master = yes
workgroup = linuxserver
logon script = %G.bat
logon drive = H:
logon path = \\linuxserver\profiles\%U.pds
logon home = \\linuxserver\%U
domain master = yes
printing = cups
netbios name = linuxserver
local master = yes


comment = The domain logon service
path = /etc/samba/netlogon
public = no
browseable = no
writeable = no

comment = user profiles
path = /etc/samba/profiles
create mode = 0600
directory mode = 0700
writeable = yes
browseable = yes

read only = no
browsable = no
valid user = %S
path = /home/%U
writeable = yes
comment = User Home Drives

path = /
browseable = no
read only = no

path = /media/cdrom
browseable = yes
read only = yes
comment = CD-ROM on Samba

path = /etc/samba/local
browseable = yes
read only = no
comment = local files on Samba

path = /hdd
browseable = yes
read only = no
comment = second hard drive on samba server
guest account = ok

i have followed every instructions i could find on google to tell me how to do this but still nothing, i've posted on linuxquestions before with problems about my samba PDC but no one seams to know anything about it so i'm trying one final time, please tell me what i'm doing wrong. i'm just slackware 10.0 and samba 3.0.10 and i see some mention to openLDAP i havn't got it install on my slackware box yet, but if you know of a way to making it work with openLDAP i'll look into that next, but any help you can offer is great.
Old 02-21-2006, 06:40 AM   #2
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I am also interested in the same problem. Still haven't got answer. Any ideeas?
Old 02-21-2006, 06:50 AM   #3
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well it's been a while scence i made this post and i've moved onto thinking about other things, but i have kept samba PDC's in my mind, i just havn't had the time to really look at policies, but to the best oy my knowledge you cannot apply GPO's to an 2000/XP machine with samba primary domain controller.

But i do think that looking into LAM/OpenLDAP/Samba PDC might bring you some answers. Once again, i'm not sure about this as i havn't had the time to look into it, but, i think that by using OpenLDAP and LAM you can assign your domain users to local groups and then edit the local policies of these local groups, i think.

check out my website listed below for information on setting up OpenLDAP/LAM/Samba as a PDC


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