Current Development Updates?

Anders C. Thorsen anders at
Thu Jan 11 23:01:38 GMT 2001

2.2 aims at WinNT domain support (limited), while 3.0 Aims at Windows 2000
supportd (i.e. active domain support.)


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-ntdom-admin at
[mailto:samba-ntdom-admin at]On Behalf Of Kevin Colby
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 9:57 PM
To: Scott Merrill
Cc: samba-ntdom at
Subject: Re: Current Development Updates?

Scott Merrill wrote:
> suggests that Windows 2000
> domain integration won't happen until Samba 3.0.  But all the traffic on
> this list involves people getting the 2.2 CVS version to integrate with
> Windows 2000 servers.  Are we all jumping the gun with 2.2, or are the
> web pages slightly out of date in regards to proposed features for 2.2?

Due to overwhelming demand, supporting Win2000 domain members is/was a
high priority, I think.  Thus, 2.2 is being tested a lot for this feature.
I doubt full trust support will appear before 3.0, but if you just need
to join an existing domain with a Win2000 client and don't share anything
locally from it, you might be able to squeak by with the latest 2.2 on CVS.
It boils down to the fact that "Win2000 support" is not an all-or-none
proposition.  2.2 has "some".

If this app doesn't delve into the authentication itself too much,
and you can get the Win2000 machine to join the Samba domain, there
shouldn't be an issue.  Try getting a Win2000 client in the domain
first, and then you can evaluate whether this vendor's app requires
anything beyond that.

	- Kevin Colby
	  kevinc at

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