[Samba] Samba authenication to Window Active Directory

Drew.Zeller at statcan.ca Drew.Zeller at statcan.ca
Wed Jul 31 07:08:02 GMT 2002


I know it has been a little bit since you post this, however I thought I
would mention that I currently have all the SAMBA servers in my area at our
company authenticating against the Active Directory we have here.  We are
still running in a mixed mode, however we did some testing in a test lab and
switched to native mode and we did not experience any problems.  Out testing
with the native mode was based upon a White Paper written for the HP product
CIFS (which is based upon SAMBA 2.2.3a).  The white paper is called "HP's
CIFS/9000 And Windows 2000 Interoperability".

My servers are running Samba 2.2.4 on HP-UX 11.00 (although in the test lab
we tested on both Solaris and HP-UX).  I would recommend that you move your
SAMBA version up to at least 2.2.4 to be able authenticate (although I know
2.2.5 is out there and you may want move that into place since it is the
latest version).

Hope this helps.


Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 15:14:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: Cynthia Marie Calvin <cyncalvin at yahoo.com>
To: samba at samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Samba authenication to Window Active Directory

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Has any version of Samba been tested for compatibility with the new Windows
Active Directory?

We will be upgrading our NT domain to 2000 and creating Active Directory.

Currently our solaris samba 2.0.7 server is configured to authenicate users
from our NT domain controllers.  Will we encounter problems with the 2000

Thanks in advance, Cynthia

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