[Samba] Creating a BDC

Dimitri Yioulos dyioulos at firstbhph.com
Wed May 4 12:48:13 GMT 2005

On Wednesday May 4 2005 8:40 am, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> > 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 down?
> 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.

Thanks for the info.


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