How to write a Samba Winbind Group Policy Extension

This tutorial will explain how to write a Group Policy Extension for Samba’s Winbind. Group Policy is a delivery mechanism for distributing system settings and company policies to machines joined to an Active Directory domain. Unix/Linux machines running Samba’s Winbind can also deploy these policies. Read my previous post about which Client Side Extensions andContinue reading “How to write a Samba Winbind Group Policy Extension”

Samba Winbind Group Policy

Samba version 4.14 will ship with Group Policy for Winbind. The Group Policy offerings are made to be similar to what is offered by proprietary tools, such as Vintela’s and Centrify’s Group Policy. Winbind Group Policy provides the ability to distribute smb.conf settings, Sudo Privileges, Message of the Day and Login Prompt messages, and daily,Continue reading “Samba Winbind Group Policy”

Deploying Samba smb.conf via Group Policy

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’veContinue reading “Deploying Samba smb.conf via Group Policy”

vSphere Client on openSUSE 42.2

I needed vSphere client on linux, but vmware only builds a Windows version. Here is my work-around: First, install vSphere Client via wine. I personally used vSphere Client (and server) 5.1. WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.vmware-client ./winetricks msxml3 dotnet35sp1 vcrun2005 vcrun2008 vcrun2010 WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.vmware-client wine VMware-viclient-all-5.1.0-2306356.exe When you get the hcmon install failure, copy the entire contents ofContinue reading “vSphere Client on openSUSE 42.2”

Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN Wireless troubles in openSUSE 13.2

So, I just reinstalled openSUSE (because the new DEFAULT btrfs borked my system, wont go into that today), and my wifi isn’t working. Sounds similar to issues described here: Just thought I’d share how I got things up and running. First off, here were the symptoms: 1. Gnome network manager indicated that theContinue reading “Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN Wireless troubles in openSUSE 13.2”

Simple Browser Project

I’ve been looking for a good way to access my corporate email on my linux (opensuse) laptop. Evolution is pretty good, but the evolution-ews plugin is REALLY buggy. The connection was dropping every few minutes for me. The user interface also feels too cluttered for what I’m trying to do. So, I decided to tryContinue reading “Simple Browser Project”

Microsoft Office 2010 on openSUSE 13.1 64bit

This Post has moved here Yes people, this really does work (and very well). 1. Install the latest wine from the community repo. sudo zypper ar wine sudo zypper ref sudo zypper dup -r wine sudo zypper in wine samba-winbind 2. Install office WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.office wine /setup/directory/setup.exe 3. The office apps should now be inContinue reading “Microsoft Office 2010 on openSUSE 13.1 64bit”

Netflix on openSUSE 12.2 linux using wine + firefox + silverlight 4

This Post has moved here EDIT: Just install Pipelight Pipelight lets you run netflix in your native linux browser (it runs a wine application in the background and pipes info through it)! With the big news that someone got netflix working using wine + firefox + silverlight, I decided to give it a shotContinue reading “Netflix on openSUSE 12.2 linux using wine + firefox + silverlight 4”

Install Spotify (natively) on openSUSE 12.2

This Post has moved here Looks like we don’t have to pay for an account anymore! Too bad they don’t have an rpm built yet 😦 but it looks like a Fedora rpm is at least on the way. 1. Install dependencies zypper in libcryptopp-5_6_1-0 rpm-build alien 2. Get the debian package from Spotify wgetContinue reading “Install Spotify (natively) on openSUSE 12.2”