[Linux] Samba as Wins Server and Domain Controller
unixtom at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 30 19:13:03 GMT 2000
As much as I love Samba, OpenSores, Linux and apple pie, setting Samba as an
NT domain controller used to be a bit of a hack that required a lot of shoe
horning, and a lot of reading, and experimentation.
Get the books, sign up for the support email list and be prepared for a
The problem is that certain things *should* work a certain way, but such is
not always the case and you may do everything by the book and it doesn't
work as expected.
If the Samba code has been fixed, then maybe it's been upgraded to set it up
easier - that's the biggest hassle.
Other than setup, everything I've read is that it works great. I have been
using Samba servers as NT replacements since about 1993 and I think that it
is one of the Linux solutions' greatest strengths. It's just the config that
Hopefully it's better than it was.
>From: Gerry Maddock <gerrym at futuremetals.com>
>What do you think works better: An NT Domain Controller and Wins Server, or
> What I'm actually looking into this is for storing Winblows profiles
>on one server, browsing routed networks, etc...
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