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Re: [Samba] samba 4 questions (status, roaming profiles, etc)

From: Michael Wood <esiotrot_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Aug 25 2010 - 10:11:24 GMT
To: Aaron Solochek <>

On 24 August 2010 15:57, Aaron Solochek <> wrote:
> I'm testing samba 4 (pulling from git) on my ubuntu 10.4 box and have a
> bunch of questions I can't seem to find answers for on the web.
> 1) There is some problem with my roaming profile such that windows
> complains and logs me in using my most recently saved profile. I've
> tried moving my profile on the server out of the way, but windows
> doesn't seem to recreate it. How do I make it recreate a roaming
> profile? The client is windows 7.
> 2) My AD domain is FOO.COM, but the actual domain internally is
> I ran into some issues with this, this biggest of which
> was that clients would try to pull their group policy from
> //FOO.COM/sysvol/ which meant that the server needed to be
> exposed externally. I solved this by having resolve to the
> local IP internally, but I was wondering if there is some more elegant
> way to tell clients that the controller for FOO.COM is <some arbitrary
> host> for these purposes. Also, am I going to run into other pain by
> having a flat AD domain scheme? Creating a BAR.FOO.COM domain seems
> like it would be a pain at this point.
> 3) What is the status of printing in samba4? The most recent thing I
> could find online was from 2005 and said it wasn't implemented yet. All
> our printers are IP printers, and my goal is to have them automatically
> added to machines via group policy.
> 4) What's the deal with the Users and Computers sections of group policy
> objects? If I already have my users and computers separated into People
> and Machines groups in active directory, and have two group policy
> objects People_GP and Machines_GP applied to their respective groups,
> will settings in the Users section of Machines_GP apply to any user that
> logs in to a machine in the Machines group?
> 5) Where can I find all the smb.conf options that are actually valid for
> samba4?

Have a look at parm_table in source4/param/loadparm.c.

> 6) I can't seem to edit the unix attributes for users in AD. I'd really
> like to be able to pull account information down via ldap on unix
> machines. Is this possible?
> Ok, I think that's enough for now. I really appreciate any help people
> can offer.
> Thanks.
> -Aaron

Sorry, I can't help with most of your questions. :)

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