[Samba] workgroup > join domain with same name = no issue? I don't get it

Chris Smith smb23 at realcomputerguy.com
Sun Sep 9 01:46:27 GMT 2007

On Saturday 08 September 2007, Michael Schmitt wrote:
> there is stated that it is not a good idea to
> have a local workgroup and create a domain with the exact same name and
> join the windows boxes ther. It is said that this will fail or at least
> it will have some problems. But here, what should I say, it worked like
> a charm.

I've done this for years, with both Windows DC's and Samba DC's, never had a 
problem (that I know of) related to the practice.


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