[Samba] samba and ms server 2008

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 18:59:23 MDT 2010

On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 2:07 PM, Gaiseric Vandal
<gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Windows7
> I would be pretty sure that if Windows 7 doesn't work with Samba 3.0.x that
> Windows 2008 won't either.   Rather than compiling samba 3.4 or 3.5 from
> source I would go with Fedora Core 11 (samba 3.3.x) or  some other more
> up-to-date linux distro that has a newer version of samba included.   I
> wouldn't start anything with 3.0.xx.
> I would (maybe stating the obvious) set up a test environment 1st.     I did
> start playing with FC13 (samba 3.5)-  not sure it behaved properly.    I
> personally would stick with FC12 which I think had samba 3.4.x included-
>  since I am pretty familiar with 3.4.x but not 3.5.x.  There were definately
> some config changes between 3.0.x and 3.4.x (group mapping, domain trusts.)
> On 08/09/2010 02:56 PM, Peter Lawrie wrote:
>> Hi
>> I am about to set up a Centos server with samba and an MS server 2008 for
>> a
>> new customer.
>> The MS server is required because he has an MSSQL application. The samba
>> shares will be for everything else.
>> I've previously set up centos and redhat servers as domain members with a
>> 2003 pdc
>> before I get stuck, are there any issues I should worry about with server
>> 2008?
>> What release of samba should I run?
>> Are there any differences in configuration compared with samba3.0.33 which
>> comes with centos5.5
>> Peter
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If you want to use CentOS, then your best bet would probably be :

They do have a 64 bit packages, but you have to click on the 386
packages and navigate up and down to see the x86_64 packages.   Better
yet, simply add this repo file as /etc/yum.repos.d/sernet-samba.repo
and then yum install samba3*.  Not samba, but samba3 as they name
packages differently.

name=SerNet Samba Team packages (RedHat Enterprise Linux 5)

Let us know how it goes.  Are you using 2008 or 2008R2?

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