I’ve been working on Group Policy deployment in Samba. Samba master (not released) currently now installs a samba-gpupdate script, which works similar to gpupdate on Windows (currently in master it defaults to –force, but that changes soon).
Group Policy can also apply automatically by setting the smb.conf option ‘apply group policies’ to yes.
Recently, I’ve written a client side extension (CSE) which applies samba smb.conf settings to client machines. I’ve also written a script which generates admx files for deploying those settings via the Group Policy Management Console.
You can view the source, and follow my progress here: https://gitlab.com/samba-team/samba/merge_requests/32