[Samba] Adding a Windows Server down the road

Andrew Debnar adebnar at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 16:13:45 GMT 2005

That I think that could work, the thing I am concerned about is that
if we get some crazy software that interacts with AD or something like
that. Do you know it is possible to use LDAP, and then make the
Windows server the PDC and just not copy the users to AD but still
have them function on the network with out recreating them on the
windows server?

Thanks for all the help

On 4/12/05, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-04-12 at 17:45 -0400, Andrew Debnar wrote:
> > I just started at a new company and they do not have a server at all I
> > want to put a samba server in place but I need to make sure that in
> > the future I could add a windows server if we buy software that
> > requires it. Does anybody know if this is possible to do? I ideally I
> > would like it to import the users and their information to the AD on
> > the windows server but is not required.
> What's wrong with running the windows server as a domain member.  There
> is no way to import users (well, their passwords are the tricky part)
> from Samba into AD that I know of.
> Andrew Bartlett
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Andrew Debnar

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