[Samba] Samba 3.0 + AD + OpenLDAP

William Enestvedt Will.Enestvedt at jwu.edu
Wed Jan 22 16:05:01 GMT 2003

Bradley W. Langhorst wrote:
> bottom line on the AD front..
> samba3 can participate as a member server of an AD domain but
> cannot be the domain controller.
> You'd have to move all your users to the AD domain controller and join
> the samba3 server to the domain or use winbind.
   Forgive me for being dense, but shouldn't I be able to configure a Samba 3.x server (on Solaris 8) to authenticate against an Active Directory server -- if all the users already exists in AD -- _without_ creating them on the Sun box, and without adding the "posix user" field to the AD record?
   Sorry if this is in the docs -- I'm still a little at sea.
Will Enestvedt
UNIX System Administrator
Johnson & Wales University -- Providence, RI

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