[Samba] Samba 3 and Windows 2003 Active Directory

Michael Casale mcasale at knoa.com
Mon Nov 13 04:14:41 GMT 2006

Hi all,


Thanks is advance for any help you can offer -


I just inherited a Samba file server in my new position, and am familiar
with Samba, but no genius in it. The problem is that we need to upgrade
our Windows 2003 domain, and our Samba server - version 3.0.10-1.4E
won't connect to a Windows 2003 active directory. So, we have to leave a
Windows 2000 DC running to authenticate to it.


I don't know if this is a problem with Kerberos or Samba - but it is the
Kerberos that can't validate tickets to a windows 2003 Domain
controller, according to my logs.


So, I need to upgrade either Samba, or Kerberos, to work with our
Windows 2003 Active Directory servers, so that we can dump our Win 2000
server and move the whole domain up to Win 2003 level and get on with
other projects outside of Samba. But, the previous admin installed Samba
from RPMs off Red Hat's site, and there doesn't seem to be any upgrades
available through them.


What do you folks recommend? Should I save my config files, and
completely reinstall Samba, Kerberos, Openldap and all the rest from
source? Or should I save my configs and use other RPMs to upgrade? If
so, to what level? And if source, can anyone recommend an easy-to-follow
guide to installing and configuring Samba with Windows 2003 AD?


Thanks a million


Michael Casale

Systems Administrator / IT Manager

Knoa Software

mcasale at knoa.com <mailto:mcasale at knoa.com> 

Ph.  (212) 807-9608 ext. 6000

Fax  (212) 675-6121


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