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Old 06-20-2008, 04:26 AM   #1
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integrating linux client to windows 2003 domain

Hi Guys

I'm pretty new in dealing with linux clients n windows domains, and so I've bumped into a number of problems which i need experts' help.

I'm currently setting up afew Linux clients (ubuntu 8.04 hardy) to be integrated into a School's Windows infrastructure domain. Currently, the clients are all windows xp connecting to a w2k3 server domain.

The structure of the AD is that OUs are created for EVERY school within the zone (e.g East Zone). Within the school's OU, there are 3 OUs created for computers, students and teachers.

Till date, I've manage to get my client to join the domain, login thru GDM using domain accounts and basically thats all and I've a list of task that this linux client must be able to accomplish

Limitations on my part are:
1) I cannot have access to the domain server to write or read anything other than adding computers into the domain.

2) With (1) in mind, it basically means I can only configure clients.

3) not a limitation but still a problem, my 'admin' account can read EVERY user account and computer from the whole AD which sums up to afew thousands causing wbinfo -u to not return anything/everything.

Problems which need help from you guys:

A) How do I configure my clients to automount the windows shares w/o using a file storing credentials, users having to manuually type in username & password.

i.e, once the user login to the desktop, a few desktop links will appear all ready for the user to double click on it access his share folder.

B) How to allow domain users to add printers without manually adding usernames to /etc/groups (there is a huge list of usernames out of which onli few hundreds belong to my school users). Currently, I'm only able to add the printer using user names that are created locally.

C) There are 2 OUs created in the AD, students and techers as mentioned and students are placed in a group call Students, teachers in a group call Techers. These 2 group of users have different policies assigned to them. 1 of which is they are allowed to access different shares and also homedir which belongs to them.

i.e Students canot access teacher's folders and teachers cannot access students folders

How do I 'copy' this policy into Linux clients? Is it possible to create a script to determine if the account logged in belongs to the students group or teachers group and then link it to another script which does the auto mount of the respective shared drives.

Seomthing like:
Account Logged in --check--> belong to student or teacher --direct to--> student automount script or teacher automount script.

Please provide me some guidance on my problems and feel free to ask me questions if I did not provide enough information.



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