[Samba] Advice needed for Samba 3 setup for multiple Linux boxes in established Win2k AD domain...

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Fri Oct 24 14:54:45 GMT 2003

On Fri, 24 Oct 2003, VR-Bug Support wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have the lucky task of being able to set-up a DEV environment for our
> developers. We plan on using redhat 9 with Samba 3 and making each
> server an AD domain member of an established Win2K domain.
> The advice I would like is the best way to implement this, I'd like to
> hopefully leave the Win2K domain admins power to create users on the
> Win2K domain, and automatically add users to the Linux Samba servers, if
> it's possible.

Samba does not do account synchronisation with UNIX. That would be a bad
solution from an administrative perspective.

Samba allows you to use NT4 domain, or Active Directory, accounts without
requiring local /etc/passwd entries. Winbind is the tool that handles

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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