The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 8661
'host msdfs' in smb.conf is not set active (prevents Vista/7 from applying GPO)
Last modified: 2011-12-16 12:15:07 UTC
The option 'host msdfs' is not set active, which prevents Windows machines Vista and Windows 7 from applying GPOs.
However, Samba4 reports 'host msdfs = Yes' which isn't true.
$ testparm -v | grep "host msdfs"
shows the implicit setting
After setting 'host msdfs = true' in smb.conf, GPOs apply as expected.
See also: http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba-technical/2011-December/080839.html
Indeed, why is this not on by default (at least on the DC)? Why should it ever be off on the DC?
A fix for this is in autobuild. We will now match Samba3 and have this feature on by default.
(In reply to comment #2)
> A fix for this is in autobuild. We will now match Samba3 and have this feature
> on by default.
Does this mean, testparm will be fixed to show the real value instead of just reporting 'Yes'?
I will check the new version soon, thanks.
currently testparm reads samba3 parameters, while samba-tool testparm reads samba4 parameters.
There is an ongoing but incomplete task to merge these two loadparm systems.