[Samba] Migrate BACK to WINDOWS -> Talk me out of it QUICK

rruegner robert at ruegner.org
Tue Sep 14 15:25:19 GMT 2004

Hi Chris,
sorry but i am not clear what is your Question?

Chris McKeever schrieb:

> 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.
> NOW:
> 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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