kubuntu desktop, win2003 server home dir's

Michael W. Holdeman lists at ptfd.org
Sun Dec 3 03:31:42 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 29 November 2006 22:52, O. Sinclair wrote:
> Michael W. Holdeman wrote:
> > We are attempting to convert our desktops to kubuntu and have a few
> > remaining hurdles, one being Oracle Calendar, the other is that in
> > windows all teh users of the various desktops are sharing space on teh
> > server for their "my docs" While using samba we can set this up fairly
> > seamlessly, but Open Office won't open or write to samba shares.
> >
> > Any advice on solving this issue?
> >
> > Mike
> KDE and MS server 2003 is a tricky beast and one that works flawless in
> Gnome Ubuntu. I had headaches with this too.
> In my experience there are 3 solutions;
> 1 there is a security setting "somewhere" in MS 2003 server to change.
> Never got that one working and not recommended

Can't do this one, ms is insecure enough..

> 2 for each user you can automount via a script the share in question;
> mount -t cifs //ip-numberofserver/servershare /mount/validmountdir -o
> username='validserverusername',password='passwordofsameuseronserver'
> this works though it is a very crude solution. SMB protocol does not

This does work although a little problematic, it needs tobe root to mount. 

I am considering adding everyones /home directories to fstab and mounting them 
at boot, wouldn't that clean it up a bit?

> 3 install the Gnome VFS + openoffice.org integration. works after that
> but user will be asked for password 2-3 extra times
Can't find this one, repository?


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