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Old 01-15-2007, 11:14 AM   #1
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Auto Create user home directory on Samba

Hello all,

if i create a new user on the win 2003 active directory and specify a home user under profile i will get " the home folder could not be created because: the network name cannot be found" I know for sure I am getting that error because the user home folder doesn't exist yet on the samba machine - is there any way to get the user home created automatically once a new user are added to active directory.

Note: If the new user log in the linux terminal the home user will be created automatically because i am using session required /lib/security/$ISA/ skel=/etc/skel umask=0077
in my pam.d/system_auth. how do i get the same thing working when i create a user with active directory.

Thanks for you help

security = ADS
workgroup = CAD
netbios name = itbox
preferred master = no
password server =
client use spnego = yes
server signing = auto
encrypt passwords = yes
winbind separator = +
idmap uid = 1000-20000
idmap gid = 1000-20000
winbind enum users = yes
winbind enum groups = yes
winbind use default domain = yes
winbind cache time = 0
winbind nested groups = yes
template homedir = /home/%D/%U
template shell = /bin/bash
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
log level = 3
max log size= 50
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
hosts allow = 192.168.1. 192.168.0. 127.
comment = Home Directories
valid users = %S
read only = No
browseable = No
path = /data
public = yes
writable = yes
browseable = yes
Old 01-15-2007, 11:24 AM   #2
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Do you have a system-auth-winbind in your pam.d directory? If not create one and add the following entries in it:
auth        required
auth        sufficient
auth        sufficient likeauth nullok use_first_pass
auth        required

account     sufficient
account     required

password    required retry=3
password    sufficient nullok use_authtok md5 shadow
password    required

session     required skel=/etc/skel/ umask=0022 
session     required
session     required
In you smb.conf make sure that you have
obey pam restrictions = Yes
This is what we use on our samba+ldap domain and previously on the nt4 domain. I can't guarantee it'll work on AD but it's worth a shot.
Old 01-15-2007, 11:56 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply

No it didn't work I still have to go on the linux machine and manually create the user home folder first then create or modify the user on the win 2003 AD.

I did create the system-auth-winbind as you mentioned and made sure to have obey pam restrictions = Yes in my smb.conf however it didn't work -

do i need to make a change in the pam.d/samba??



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