Configure Samba for Folder Redirection

I have Samba configured to authenticate with AD, and create a direcotry for a user upon successful authentication with the Samab server.

Problem is, when I try to get Win2k3 folder redirection to go here, the Windows server wants \\server\share\user not \\server\user-as-share as the format.

How do I fix this?

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The screenshot below is of the Windows server. The name of the NAS is vlnas, and it lives at UNC path \\vlnas.

When you log into the NAS via Windows Explorer, you can see \\VLNAS\${your-user-name}, but the Windows Server apparently wants \\VLNAS\SomeShare\ as the root, so that it can put ${your-user-name} at the end.
[global]
   workgroup = MYAD
   preferred master = no
   realm = MYDOMAIN.LOCAL
   server string = Samba Server %v
   security = ADS
   encrypt passwords = yes
   log level = 3
   log file = /var/log/samba/%m
   max log size = 50
   printcap name = cups
   printing = cups
   winbind enum users = Yes
   winbind enum groups = Yes
   winbind use default domain = Yes
   winbind nested groups = Yes
   winbind separator = +
   idmap uid = 600-20000
   idmap gid = 600-20000
   obey pam restrictions = Yes
   template homedir = /home/%D/%U
   template shell = /bin/bash
[homes]
   comment = Home Direcotries
   ;valid users = %S
   ;read only = No
   writable = Yes
   browseable = No
[printers]
   comment = All Printers
   path = /var/spool/cups
   browseable = no
   printable = yes
   guest ok = yes
[shares]
   comment = Public Directory
   path = /home/shares
   writable = yes
   browseable = yes

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Daniel McAllisterPresident, IT4SOHO, LLCCommented:
Hmmmm.... the solution may lie in the NAS server... is the newly created folder located within a common folder? If so, simply make that folder a share in and of itself... then your pathing from the Windows system will work perfectly.

For example, if the NAS device is configured to create the folder under /home/users/, create a share that points to /home/users.... for grins, I'll call it USERS. Then, when Windows wants to go to the new folder, it can go to \\VLNAS\USERS\.

The issue here is that your NAS is making it easy to create available shares... Windows doesn't like for there to be a lot of shares, and would prefer that you have one share with limited access folders under it.

With this approach, you mollify Windows without screwing with the NAS server's designed implementation!

Good luck!

Dan
IT4SOHO
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DrDamnitAuthor Commented:
Good thought, but Samba doesn't support it.
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