Cygwin AD schema and configuration extensions (was Re: RFC: 1.7.33 problem with user's home directory)

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Nov 27 09:36:00 GMT 2014

On Nov 26 22:28, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen writes:
> > Ok, so we have a cygwin schema extension now.  The file is called
> > cygwin.ldif and is in the Cygwin CVS repo.  It gets installed to
> > /usr/share/cygwin.  The schema extension consists of two auxiliary
> > classes:
> […]
> > Do you think this makes sense?  Would you actually use these AD
> > extensions, or do you see your admins using them if available?
> This is _very_ interesting and I hope to have some discussion with our
> AD admins about this.  It will be some time though, there is just too
> many other things going on right now.  But if they allow this to be
> used, I think it would indeed be possible to get rid of all local
> configuration for a new install on a client machine.

It would be possible for sure.  The question is, would it be actually
used?  In some environments, schema and configuration extensions are
avoided like the plague.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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