[ubuntu-uk] RE- Changing default settings for all users
rob at esdelle.co.uk
Fri Oct 17 15:46:17 BST 2008
Duncan Collins wrote:
> I am usually a silent member of this list.
> However this is very close to what I am trying to do,
> to set up a work client for an otherwise Windows network.
> I have had some success in using Sabayon to do some of what you mention
> Install Sabayon
> System Administration - User profile editor
> Add a profile
> Create Icons, change settings etc
> Set profile for all users.
> I'm not sure this includes proxy server settings ( I could also do
> with knowing how to do this for all users )
> Unfortunately I did some of this and it worked, I then went back in
> and it kept crashing when saving changes.
> Also with the other issue I'm struggling with I managed to corrupt my
> sudoers file on my test virtual machine, so have had to go back to a
> backup and am still redoing things
> The other issue is I want to map windows network drives when a user
> logs in, probably by putting a script in /etc/profile.d
> Drives are for example \\server\users\username
> or \\server\data
> so I need to run comands like
> sudo mount -t cifs -o
> user=collind,domain=windowsdomain,password=password //server/data gdrive.
> The problem is the sudo, as the windows domain user will not be a sudoer
> Hence my unsuccesful attemps so far at enabling /bin/mount for all
> users in the sudoers file.
> Been trying with
> user ALL = NOPASSWD: /bin/mount, /bin/umount
> I am using 8.04.1 and Likewise
> I see you posted this a while back, so hopefully you have had some
> success now, I'de be interested in hearing your findings
> and other words of wisdom anybody else has.
Hmm interesting. I haven't actually got that far yet. Once of my
issues is authenticating against the server. I did try Likewise but it
didn't work very well (I've been using a couple of VM's, one running SME
Server 7.3 which provides a Samba 3 PDC and another running either Hardy
or Intrepid). I've also tried LDAP with no luck. Just can't seem to
find a howto which explains how to do it properly. There's lots of
information out there, none of it however seems to do the job. :-(
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