[Samba] Migrating from Workgoup to Domain

Robert Schetterer robert at schetterer.org
Mon Feb 7 11:47:27 GMT 2005

simply switching to domain does not help you out about browsing 
problems, of course
some of the needed entries which you need to use will help you ( wins 
server etc ).

Read the chapters in the samba faqs about wins browsing dns,dhcp this 
will help you out.
You should also check the quality of your switches , routers, firewalls 
, nics etc
to pump up your network speed.

Guang Zhu schrieb:

> Hi all,
> I have a network spanning over 3 subnets, connected by routers 
> (approx. 150 Win 9X/NT/XP machines). Currently we are running a large 
> workgroup, and I am considering migrating it to a domain. Since the 
> users are always complaining about the browsing problem (long time in 
> connecting to share, slow in browsing etc), so I would like to know if 
> migrating to a domain will somhow help in the efficiency of browsing? 
> Besides, if I turn on the domain settings in the Samba server (i.e.  
> domain master = yes, domain logons = yes, and some create user/machine 
> & netlogon share stuff), will there be a great influence in current 
> users?
> Thanks,
> Guang Zhu

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