[Samba] Creating a BDC
Adam Tauno Williams
awilliam at whitemice.org
Wed May 4 12:40:54 GMT 2005
> 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?
An active directory server.
> 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
No, you cannot replicate AD to anything but AD and Samba doesn't to AD
domain control even if you could.
> 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
> interruptions here.
If you stick with an AD domain you have no choice but to put in a
'backup' AD server.
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