[Samba] Creating a BDC
dyioulos at firstbhph.com
Wed May 4 12:27:56 GMT 2005
On Tuesday May 3 2005 9:03 am, you wrote:
> Dimitri Yioulos wrote:
> >Good morning/evening to all.
> >I hope I'm not taking up space here or wasting people's time but -
> >I've had several samba machines joined to a Win2k3 AD for some time now.
> > Of course, I'm using kerberos, but that's it.
> >I've kinda rolled the bones up 'til now in that I've relied on the PDC
> > without having a BDC. But, if the PDC were to experience any down time
> > during the work day, ...
> W2Kx does not use BDC's, but rather AD member servers.
> >So, I'd like to create a BDC on one of the samba boxes.
> >Now, I've looked at
> >the how-to, but am wondering if ldap is absolutely necessary? What might
> > be the easiest/least painful way to accomplish this?
> Get another W2Kx server. Or get rid of the W2K3 server and go with a
> pure samba domain.
> >Many thanks.
Forgive my ignorance as I plumb the depths of this issue. OK, there is no BDC
in a Windows 2003 Server environment. What, then, takes the place of a BDC?
Can I somehow replicate the Windows LDAP directory to a Samba box and have
that as a back-up system authentication mechanism if the win2k3 server is
down? Adding another win2k3 server, or getting rid of the current win2k3
server are not options. I'm just looking to ensure that I have no service
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