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Please read through this HOWTO prior to any attempt at installing your Samba PDC. Gentoo Forums Thread #1 Gentoo Forums Thread #2 This HOWTO was created because all of the resources that I encountered were either outdated or simply incorrect. Don't blame me (or the Gentoo forums) as I/we bear no responsibility if you are inept with simple procedures.after having created an account for them on the server, simply logon to the server and the existing Windows profile on the local machine will be used (as there won't be one already on the server) and copied over to the server.This is fine if they only ever use the same computer but beware, the profile may have references to software installed only on their machine, so if they want to login from other machines it is probably worth starting over with a fresh profile and setting up each machine exactly the same; see the next methodconfigure a Windows user account on a workstation the way you want it (if you try to create a user account after you've created a machine account for this machine on the Samba server, creating the account on the workstation will fail and elicit a message saying you can't create accounts in that domain.Your choices should be "computer name\local" AND your new domain.In order to employ roaming profiles, you need to establish a "Default Profile" on Samba.add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -m %u delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel -r %u add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd %g delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel %g add user to group script = /usr/sbin/usermod -G %g %u add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -s /bin/false -d /dev/null %u passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u passwd chat = "*New password:*" %n\r "*New password (again):*" %n\r \ "*Password changed*" This section defines your shares.If you include a parameter within any one of these sections that is defined in the global section it will override the parameter in the global section.

This HOWTO describes how to implement samba as your PDC so that a) users on your domain authenticate against a central domain controller and b) selected network drives are mapped on login.

You may specify any drive letter as log as it does not conflict with other drives on your Win2k client.

For logon script, I personally use a static file name.

I have not attempted nor tested against any other version of Windows.

However, I know it can be done, just do some research.

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