Samba is a Unix implementation of the Microsoft Windows network file system protocol (CIFS/SMB). Samba allows you to access Unix file systems from Windows and vice versa. The Samba Configuration policy allows you to set the options in the smb.conf file using Group Policy.
Samba Configuration policy settings are organized into four sections: global, homes, printers, and shares. A setting is either a global setting or a service setting.
Global settings are only specified in the global section. Global settings affect the general operation of Samba.
Service settings are specified in all sections. Only service settings can be specified in the homes, printers and shares sections. Service settings specified in the global group act as defaults for all sections.
For details on how to integrate Samba and Safeguard Authentication Services, see Knowledge Base article 316264.
A symbolic link is a pointer to another file or directory. This policy manages symbolic links (symlinks) on Unix. Administrators can configure a set of symlinks that are created when policy is applied. Symbolic link entries are append only and cannot be overridden. However, if there is more than one of the exact same entry, the link will be created only once.
Symbolic links can be used to simplify other policies where file locations may differ from system to system. You can use the Symbolic Link policy to create a more uniform file system environment for running commands or modifying files. Be sure that the Unix Settings Extension is processed before any other CSEs that might need symlink functionality. You can control this with the Client-Side Extensions policy.
To set a new symbolic link
- Start Group Policy Editor.
- Select Unix Settings | Authentication Services | Client Configuration in the scope view.
- Double click Symbolic Links.
The Symbolic Links Properties dialog opens.
- Click Add.
The Symbolic Link dialog opens.
- In the Existing File field, type the full Unix path to the file or directory to link to.
- In the Symbolic Link field, type the full Unix path where you want to create the link.
Note: If the link target does not exist on the Unix host, it does not create the symbolic link.
- Click OK.
You can configure which entries go into the Unix syslog configuration file. Syslog entries are appended to the log and cannot be overridden. However, if there is a duplicate entry, it is only added once to /etc/syslog.conf.