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Installation and Upgrades / Windows 7 permissions issues
« on: June 09, 2010, 09:53:43 pm »
I did a search on the forums but found nothing directly relating to this so far. It's a problem, but I also have a workaround, so feel free to move this post to wherever you see fit.

The issue is as follows:
I can successfully make Windows 7 clients for my ebox (1.4) domain, but I have found that once logged onto the domain, ebox's administrative users do not have rights to any admin functions in Windows 7.  For example I cannot install software or play with control panel settings. nor can i change UAC settings. Running things as administrator doesn't work either since I guess Windows 7 thinks the user already is an admin.

The only workaround i found so far is to login to Windows 7 as a local admin, and to manually add the relevant domain admins as administrators of the local machine.

It works, but its not ideal bearing in mind its getting harder to buy XP and Vista sux. So there's gonna be more and more Win 7 users soon.

I haven't attempted to setup VPN yet with ebox, but i thought it wise to ask this question before I try.  I need to setup a site-to-site VPN tunnel, but I'm not using ebox as either gateway or DHCP server.  Both sites use pfsense for gateway/router/firewall/NAT/dhcp which i have found to be extremely powerful and reliable, so I'm not willing to change this. Pfsense does provide OpenVPN too, and is able to create VPN tunnels, but again I have not yet attempted it.

Is it possible to still create a VPN site-to-site tunnel with Ebox under this configuration? If so, what's the correct procedure? I couldn't see a description of this scenario in the documentation. I can easily add extra NICs to my Ebox servers if needed or if easier.

Installation and Upgrades / samba printers problem
« on: March 18, 2010, 02:05:08 pm »
Every time i save changes I get this same error:
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Some modules reported error when saving changes . More information on the logs in /var/log/ebox/
Parameter 'Resolution' does not exist

this error has occured ever since installing a certain printer. I have since removed that printer, but the error still remains.

Installation and Upgrades / Master/Slave sync errors Ebox 1.4
« on: March 16, 2010, 05:13:21 pm »
I have a master with 3 slaves, and I have deleted a bunch of user groups on the master. If I force sync to the slaves, the changes do actually propagate to the slaves, but the items still remain in the List of pending operations on the master.
Its no big deal right now for me, but I can imagine a little way down the line having literally hundreds of these zombies sitting there still.

Anything i can do to clean up?

I should probably add that one of my slaves was offline while i was editing the groups on the master, so that may have been the cause

Installation and Upgrades / E: Couldn't find package ebox-software
« on: March 03, 2010, 02:54:34 pm »
from console, if i try to add the ebox-software package using:
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sudo apt-get install ebox-software
i get the error
E: Couldn't find package ebox-software

someone forgot to add it to the 1.4 repo?

Installation and Upgrades / Ebox 1.4 Bulk users import fails
« on: March 03, 2010, 08:37:22 am »
The bulk users import script no longer works under ebox 1.4

anyone know why, or how to fix it?

Installation and Upgrades / Firefox package not listed
« on: February 23, 2010, 10:55:17 am »
In Ebox 1.4 If you don't select the Firefox option during setup, it seems there is no option to add it after, as its not listed in software management.

Is there a command to add it from the repo via CLI ?

Installation and Upgrades / error running ebox-software
« on: February 23, 2010, 10:49:19 am »
Using ebox 1.4, I ran ebox-software from CLI.
I throws a bunch of errors:

Installation and Upgrades / 1.4 slave usersandgroups nasty bug
« on: February 12, 2010, 02:40:24 pm »
I'm running ebox 1.4 master/slave setup and am trying to give my user account administrator rights.
This must be done on the slave since the option isn't available on master due to the fact that file sharing shouldn't be installed on the master in a master/slave setup. see:
However, when i try to enable administrator rights for a user i get this error:

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A really nasty bug has occurred
Unknown error at EBox::UsersAndGroups::listSlaves No such object
Unknown error at EBox::UsersAndGroups::listSlaves No such object at /usr/share/perl5/EBox/ line 712
EBox::Ldap::_errorOnLdap('Net::LDAP::Search=HASH(0xaf08b54)', 'HASH(0xac045a8)') called at /usr/share/perl5/EBox/ line 351
EBox::Ldap::search('EBox::Ldap=HASH(0xa99090c)', 'HASH(0xac045a8)') called at /usr/share/perl5/EBox/ line 2865
EBox::UsersAndGroups::listSlaves('EBox::UsersAndGroups=HASH(0xa39f0fc)') called at /usr/share/perl5/EBox/ line 1508
EBox::UsersAndGroups::_updateGroupSlaves('EBox::UsersAndGroups=HASH(0xa39f0fc)', 'Domain Admins', 'op', 'add', 'user', 'PhilMills') called at /usr/share/perl5/EBox/ line 1488
EBox::UsersAndGroups::updateGroup('EBox::UsersAndGroups=HASH(0xa39f0fc)', 'Domain Admins', 'op', 'add', 'user', 'PhilMills') called at /usr/share/perl5/EBox/ line 1734
EBox::UsersAndGroups::addUserToGroup('EBox::UsersAndGroups=HASH(0xa39f0fc)', 'PhilMills', 'Domain Admins') called at /usr/share/perl5/EBox/ line 844
EBox::Samba::setAdminUser('EBox::Samba=HASH(0x99eb7c4)', 'PhilMills', 'yes') called at /usr/share/perl5/EBox/CGI/Samba/ line 79
EBox::CGI::Samba::ActiveSharing::_user('EBox::CGI::Samba::ActiveSharing=HASH(0xaccf65c)') called at /usr/share/perl5/EBox/CGI/Samba/ line 86
EBox::CGI::Samba::ActiveSharing::_process('EBox::CGI::Samba::ActiveSharing=HASH(0xaccf65c)') called at /usr/share/perl5/EBox/CGI/ line 262
EBox::CGI::Base::run('EBox::CGI::Samba::ActiveSharing=HASH(0xaccf65c)') called at /usr/share/perl5/EBox/CGI/ line 120
EBox::CGI::Run::run('EBox::CGI::Run', 'Samba/ActiveSharing', 'EBox') called at /usr/share/ebox/cgi/ebox.cgi line 19
ModPerl::ROOT::ModPerl::Registry::usr_share_ebox_cgi_ebox_2ecgi::handler('Apache2::RequestRec=SCALAR(0xaed3780)') called at /usr/lib/perl5/ModPerl/ line 204
eval {...} called at /usr/lib/perl5/ModPerl/ line 204
ModPerl::RegistryCooker::run('ModPerl::Registry=HASH(0x9404534)') called at /usr/lib/perl5/ModPerl/ line 170
ModPerl::RegistryCooker::default_handler('ModPerl::Registry=HASH(0x9404534)') called at /usr/lib/perl5/ModPerl/ line 31
ModPerl::Registry::handler('ModPerl::Registry', 'Apache2::RequestRec=SCALAR(0xaed3780)') called at -e line 0
eval {...} called at -e line 0

To me it seems weird that in a master/slave setup, the slave has to be the PDC due to file sharing limitation on the master...


Installation and Upgrades / Ebox version reporting incorrect
« on: January 24, 2010, 01:52:40 am »
I did a clean install of 1.3.15 from the .iso
If I look in the dashboard under General Information it shows version as 1.3.13

Installation and Upgrades / 1.3.15 can't change master to slave
« on: January 24, 2010, 01:40:46 am »
If you do not choose the slave/master/AD option during install, ebox will automatically assume the master role, not only that, but the 'mode' option does not appear in the menu, so you can't change your mind... This means that "once a master, always a master"...

Installation and Upgrades / 1.3.15 software management bug
« on: January 24, 2010, 12:58:05 am »
just found some weird behaviour in software management.
A fresh install from the 1.3.15 iso gave me pre-enabled software management.
When i looked at software management > ebox-components, there are no green download buttons in the right column.
However, if i DISABLE software management module, not only is the software management section still available, but it also gives me the green download buttons.

This suggests that the checkbox in Module Status is toggling in reverse!!

Installation and Upgrades / Using Ebox as a LAMP server
« on: January 22, 2010, 10:10:35 am »
Its about time i contributed something positive rather than just bugs and requests, so here goes:

A simple "How to" for using Ebox as a LAMP server with phpMyAdmin.
This has been tested on Ebox 1.3.15

  • ebox-webserver module must be installed and enabled

Install MySQL server:
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sudo apt-get install mysql-server
enter your password if prompted

Install phpMyAdmin
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sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin
enter your password if prompted

thats it!

Installation and Upgrades / 1.3.15 - printers list
« on: January 21, 2010, 07:12:42 pm »
I think previously i have used ubuntu iso and installed ebox packages after, and have always been able to find pretty much all my printers.
However, this time  I installed a fresh Ebox 1.3.15 using the Ebox .iso, and have found the printer driver list doesn't contain my Xerox Phaser's.
Is it possible to add all the missing drivers without going through all the fuss of enabling CUPS?  (Ebox printer config seems to be happier without it)

If its too much fuss I may reinstall from Ubuntu disk instead, and add ebox packages like before...

Installation and Upgrades / Add printer bug
« on: January 21, 2010, 01:52:25 pm »
I'm trying to add a printer with the name: HPCLJ3800PS
I get this message:
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The printer's name contains characters not valid. Only alphanumeric characters are allowedmy small brain tells me those are all alphanumeric characters....
what's up?

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