[gptalk] Using Poledit on a Windows 2003 Terminal Server

  • From: Jeremy Saunders <jeremy.saunders@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 21:22:21 +0900

Hi All,

Helping out a friend who uses Samba, and they have asked me to lock down
their Windows 2003 Terminal Servers, so I'm trying to use good old Poledit.
No matter what I've tried I cannot get the policy to apply to a "group"
object, even though it matches.

For example, the userenv.log shows this...

ApplySystemPolicy: Entering
ApplySystemPolicy:  PolicyPath is: <\\ts02\lockdown$\TS.pol>.
ApplySystemPolicy:  Local PolicyPath is: <C:\Documents and
MyRegLoadKey: Returning 00000000
ApplySystemPolicy:  Looking for user specific policy.
OpenUserKey:  No entry for testuser1, using .Default instead.
ApplySystemPolicy:  Processing group(s) policy.
GetUserGroups: User is a member of the following global groups:
GetUserGroups:     tsusers
ApplySystemPolicy:  User belongs to 2 groups.
FindGroupInList:  User is NOT a member of the tsusers group.
FindGroupInList:  User is NOT a member of the Administrators group.
ApplySystemPolicy:  Looking for machine specific policy.
OpenUserKey:  Found specific entry for TS02 ignoring .Default.

Now the Samba domain tsusers group is a member of the local Remote Desktop
Users group on the Terminal Servers. And the testuser1 is definitely a
member of this group, so it's weird that it's telling me that  the " User
is NOT a member of the tsusers group". I wonder if this is a Samba thing?

It's been years since I've needed to use poledit. Is there some trick I
need to follow to get it to work in this environment?

I guess that I can try to create a local tsusers group and place the Samba
tsusers group in that.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


 Kind regards,

 Jeremy Saunders
 Senior Technical Specialist

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