[Samba] Setting up a Samba school for a school environment

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Mar 9 19:33:29 GMT 2009

On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 02:27:28PM -0500, Dale Schroeder wrote:
> Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
>>> Can someone please give me some direction on where to start, we are 
>>> looking to setup a pdc and bdc with an ldap backend, if that is still 
>>> possible.
>> It is very possible to create an NT4 domain PDC and that works well fo
>> what it is.  But it is hard to believe you'd want to setup an NT4 domain
>> these days:  it won't work at all with Windows 7, and Vista ignores the
>> old policy mechanism (ntconfig.pol).
> It's been a week since this statement was made by Mr. Williams, and I  
> have seen no one contradict it.
> I've read this thread:
> http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba-technical/2009-February/063187.html
> and I've read the 3.3.1 release notes, both of which offer some hope,  
> but no official rebuttal has been made to this point.
> So, does Windows 7 mark the end of the Samba-3 DC, or will a workaround  
> be forthcoming prior to the release of Windows 7?
> With apologies to Mr. Spock, I'm hoping that it will "live long and  
> prosper"!

Microsoft has been working with us to get Windows 7 to
join a Samba3 DC, so hopefully by the time Win7 ships
(and the appropriate version of Samba) it should work.


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