[Samba] Migrate BACK to WINDOWS -> Talk me out of it QUICK
techjedi at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 22:17:21 GMT 2004
Not thinking about migrating back due to issues, it is more due to
implementation needs and a little situation I have been wrestling with
with for a bit now, and would love some feedback
First a little history:
We currently have 10 locations connected via a dedicated 1/2 T-1.
Last year I migrated from a WINNT domain to a Samba/LDAP domain. It
has been running great. Basically did this for license reasons as
well as reduced administrative horror.
We have just started to roll out Thinstation thin-clients that are
connecting to Win TSRV servers. What is being planned is 1 Terminal
Server per location. This will significantly reduce the adminstrative
nightmare on multiple Windows boxes and centralize it. However, this
is where I start to feel that I am having too many servers per
location, seeing that the windows server could do what the Samba
server is doing, I am in debate about moving back to windows (I have
will need to licenses and boxes there anyhows)
One other option is just ot house a ginormous WIN-TSRV at the central
location. However, I am afraid of issues with printing back to the
remote locations (pushing large files through the 1/2 T-1 to print).
Another option is to remove the samba servers from the remote
location, and just have a samba PDC with authenticating windows tsrv
machines. - I dont like this option for some reason
I really dont want to move away from the SAMBA backend, but at the
same time dont want to stay with it just because I 'like it' and I
'want to'. So I am looking for discussion/arguements as to why I
should stay with the Samba server and a win-tsrv server, as opposed to
just moving to a MS backend.
Please Obi-won Kenobi, you are our only help! thanks
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