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Old 11-27-2008, 10:37 PM   #1
andy_zwieg
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Lightbulb gour policy in linux?


ok, what i'm trying to do is to setup my home server (CentOS 5) to assign group policies to my windows client pcs

my problem is is that i have searched forever and found no way to setup a group policy, as its called in windows, what i am looking to do is i have squid proxy server setup to block websites, however, there is no policies in place from whomvever is logged on to just uncheck the policy so they can use the internet freely,

i also want to be able to force only specific backgrounds, that is why i want to know if anybody can help me assign "group policies" to my windows clients so that i can keep bandwidth down, and not have people looking at porn sites, lol
 
Old 11-28-2008, 03:18 PM   #2
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You are looking in the wrong place. If you want support for active directory group policy then go and buy a Windows SBS server and create a little domain.

Squid is an open source caching server and could be installed on *NIX like systems .... Group Policy / Squid / CentOS are not related to each ....

There might be a jacked up way to run group policy from SAMBA but i don't recommend
 
Old 11-30-2008, 06:35 PM   #3
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SBS Server

Well i have a windows small business server, and i was trying to move away from that to go to a strictly Linux server environment, is there a way through Linux? I know how to do that with windows server, but im going 2 school 2 be a Linux Administrator so i wanna know if theres an easier way besides having a seperate server, its setup at my home, its just so i can understand concepts better
 
Old 12-02-2008, 12:32 AM   #4
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http://www.enterprisenetworkingplane...le.php/1144701

That's just an example. I don't recommend this for a smaller setup. Samba is greatly customizable but it is a beast and could be very challenging to configure as a domain.

Group Policy is a native windows technology that i don't think can be deployed using samba ..

I recommend you get on a windows support site ...
 
  


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