[Samba] samba to act as bdc for w2k8 AD?

Michael Wood esiotrot at gmail.com
Sat Dec 18 15:24:54 MST 2010

On 18 December 2010 19:57, Gaiseric Vandal <gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com> wrote:
> Samba 3 won't work as a BDC for a Windows PDC.  I don't think Samba 4 would
> either but you have to check the documentation at samba.org.

Yes, that's part of the point of Samba 4 :)  Samba 4 Alpha 14 should
be released in a few days, so perhaps wait for that.  If you want to
try it right now, just follow the Samba 4 HOWTO, but do not do the
provision part.  Instead follow the "Join a domain as a DC"


One thing to bear in mind, though, is that Samba 3 is probably the
better choice for file and printer sharing.

> But you could probably make the samba server a member server in the Windows
> domain-  assuming that the WAN connection between the two is persistent and
> reliable.   Or you could just have the external office in a 2nd domain with
> trusts between the domains.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org]
> On Behalf Of T. Ermlich
> Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2010 9:47 AM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] samba to act as bdc for w2k8 AD?
> Hello everybody,
> could samba (version 3 or 4) act as a "bdc" for an w2k8/r2 AD?
> There's one external office with a few users only, and there will be a
> samba-based system for file-storage - so if that system could also do
> the user-authentication for all users there it'd be nearly perfect ...
> Have a nice weekend!
> Torsten

Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>

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