[Samba] Samba as member in AD-domain: which windows to prefer?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 11:01:45 MDT 2009

On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 2:08 PM, Stefan G. Weichinger <lists at xunil.at> wrote:
> Greets, samba-users,
> I am forced to accept the fact that the migration to some new software
> leads my customer to introduce a windows-based DC ... degrading my
> samba/ldap-setup to domain-members ... *sigh*
> Now I am asked what windows server to prefer (in terms of how samba will
> interact): ms windows server 2003 or 2008 ?
> I googled a bit but haven't yet found a clear answer so I choose to risk
> a "rtfm"-reply here ...
> Currently I still run samba-3.0.33 there (gentoo-based), so what would
> you experienced users point me at? Sure, I will upgrade samba if
> recommended or needed.

2K3 works fine here as a client for samba-3.0.36 from portage. I have
not tested 2k8 but I also believe (from reading this mailing list)
this requires samba-3.3.X or better. samba-3.3.7 is in portage so if
you go that route there is a version you can use.


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