Running samba and smbd processes together

Anoop Singh anoop.singh at
Mon Sep 21 05:12:08 UTC 2015

Hi Learned members,

I configured samba as domain controller and running "samba" process to achieve it.
I also want to use samba for file sharing along with working as domain controller. For this I need to run "smbd". In my Ubuntu machine if I run "samba", "smbd" does not run. If I run "smbd" manually, it doesn't start and I get log as " You should start samba instead, it will control starting smbd if required".

I read that when samba is running as Domain Controller it is not recommended to use as file server. Could anybody please let me know what is the reason?
How can I start "smbd" along with "samba"?  How can I make samba work as domain controller as well as file share?

Please help.

Thanks & regards,

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