Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 08-18-2005, 02:31 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Solon, Ohio
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Managing user Accounts with Group Policies, LDAP

A few months ago I moved a clients office to an LDAP / samba domain. Previously we used a Windows program that would edit the registry for users that would restrict them from doing things, like group policies. We are now finding out that this program does not work with domain accounts. I have read the SAMBA3-HOW-TO Collection document. In it, it references using Microsoft AD to creage group policies. My issue is that I dont have a Microsft Server with AD on it, hence why everything is Linux. The clients range from Windows 2000 to XP.

Is there any simple / not-simple way to create and incorporate group policies with LDAP ?
Old 08-24-2005, 07:31 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
I'm currently in this exact same position. We have a Linux server and many Windows clients - but no Windows server :P I'm wondering how other admins in similar positions manage such an environment. All I've come up with is to apply local group policy settings, but they're not as powerful (missing some features) and they're computer wide (meaning some more "priviledged" users are stuck with the same restrictions). Any tips would be appreciated.
Old 08-24-2005, 08:10 PM   #3
Kdr Kane
Registered: Jan 2005
Distribution: SUSE, LFS
Posts: 357

Rep: Reputation: 30
Windows Active Directory Group Policies are not a part of LDAP.

There are no "free" directories that support centralized administration of Windows Group Policies.

Samba does not support Windows Group Policies.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Managing user accounts in LDAP AdamSBS Linux - Enterprise 3 08-24-2005 08:42 AM
Managing User Account policies nirmaltom Linux - Enterprise 1 08-20-2005 07:50 AM
Group Policies on samba mikepengelly Linux - Networking 3 08-25-2004 09:52 PM
Group Policies (Win9x) and Samba pirx Linux - Networking 4 02-05-2004 10:15 AM
How can i use group policies using samba linuxeagle Linux - Networking 0 11-13-2003 11:04 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:43 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration