Manage Samba4 AD Domain Controller DNS and Group Policy from Windows – Part 4

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6 Responses

  1. Sayantan says:

    Hi,

    Is it possible to set a wallpaper for all users (Windows and Linux) from Samba DC?

    • Matei Cezar says:

      Samba AD DC domain policy can be applied only for Windows hosts. Domain policies don’t apply in Linux. Yes, you can apply a wallpaper for all Windows users on Windows machines, but not on Linux integrated machines.

      • Nuno Mourinho says:

        Yes, its true. They only can be applied to windows hosts.
        I did not had read linux on the question :) (Just skipped that…)

    • Nuno Mourinho says:

      Everything that you do with a normal GPO is possible to do in Samba DC.
      In this case, you need to perform the actions

      1) Copy the wallpaper to windows dir

      2) Change a registry key
      REG ADD “HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop” /v Wallpaper /f /t REG_SZ /d “%windir%\wallpaper\wallpaper.bmp”

      3) Update user parameters
      RUNDLL32.EXE user32.dll,UpdatePerUserSystemParameters

      So my advice is to create a user Logoff GPO

      Regards,
      Nuno Mourinho

  2. Nuno Mourinho says:

    I have tested this setup, review all steps several times. All shown here works. It is possible to create a DNS A record, a reverse DNS record manually.

    What does not work is automatic DDNS or dynamic dns updates.

    If I run ipconfig /registerdns on the computer on AD, it shout automatically create the DNS record. That does not happen.

    If I check the event log it gives a security issue that prevents the DNS A record from host computer being created automatically.

    Is there any other configuration needed for automatic dns updates?

    Kind Regards,
    Nuno Mourinho

  3. Fede says:

    Fantastic articles!
    Eagerly awaiting part 5.

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