Does Samba support Win2K as clients?

Michael Glauche mg at
Mon Nov 6 18:50:12 GMT 2000

--On Dienstag, 7. November 2000 02:29 +0530 Pragyansmita Paul 
<pragyan at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to know if Samba ver.2.0.7 support Windows 2000 Professional
> as clients? And if not, is there any work going on in this direction?
> I have got an environment of Windows Professional (i.e, Windows 2000
> clients) and Linux systems, and I would like to use them such that each
> user has just one account and they are able to use their file system no
> matter where they login. And the login information should be maintained at
> only one place, so that each user has to remember just one login and one
> password.
> We plan to use a Linux system as Domain Controller. The Linux clients can
> authenticate themselves by using NIS and using NFS to mount the system. We
> want to use Samba to authenticate and mount the file system for Windows
> Professional clients from Linux. Can anybody tell if this is possible and
> if yes, can you suggest any source of information which can help us do it?

2.0.7 will work with win2k as clients, but not as PDC. The upcoming 2.2.0
release will allow win2k prof clients to logon to a samba PDC.


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