Which Samba & How with Win2k

Greg J. Zartman greg at kwikfind.com
Mon Mar 19 08:52:48 GMT 2001

The only think that a W2k PDC has going for it is the active directory and
to be honest, I don't think it's all that great.  I spent two days getting
my DNS server sorted out after installing the active directory and "linking"
it to the DNS.  Additionally some of my users were confused by the active
directory front end.

Unless you are a type of person that browses the network neighborhood
looking for shares, Active Directory just doesn't seem to do much for you.
Personally, I'd rather "hard wire" all of the shares I want people to use in
a login script and minimize "network neighborhood surfing."  I always hate
getting the question "why isn't the LaserJet on serverc any longer?",
because a person is trying to find it by surfing the network instead of
realizing that I've already mapped it for them with the login script.

My 2 cents on Microsoft networking.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Puchta, Milos" <M.Puchta at fscodes.cz>
To: "Greg J. Zartman" <greg at kwikfind.com>
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2001 8:27 AM
Subject: RE: Which Samba & How with Win2k

....or perhaps the development will skip this phase
and there will be W2K like domain controllers....


-----Original Message-----
From: Greg J. Zartman [mailto:greg at kwikfind.com]
Sent: 19. bøezna 2001 9:02
To: ken at satsof.com.au
Cc: Samba News
Subject: Re: Which Samba & How with Win2k


Samba2.2 currently does not have the ability to perform as a BDC, but I'm
sure the ability is not far away.

I'm not all that familar with the head branch code of Samba, but I do know
that alot more development in this area is being done there.  You may want
to post a question asking about this.

Good luck.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Cole" <ken at satsof.com.au>
To: <samba-ntdom at samba.org>
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2001 1:41 AM
Subject: Which Samba & How with Win2k

> Hi all.
> I am a newbie on the list and a newbie to Samba but have a
> fair bit (16 years) Unix and Linux (3 years) experience.
> I have a site with a Win2k PDC and a Redhat Linux 6.2 server
> with Samba 2.0.6.  I need the Linux server to be a BDC for
> the domain.  Can this be done?
> If so with which version and what are the primary smb.conf
> variables I need to set?
> I have tried a number of settings but none even allow for
> the
> linux server to be "seen" when doing a Find-Computer on a
> Win98
> workstation.
> Thanks
> Ken

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