[Samba] Production-environment AD rollout?
gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 13:29:16 MST 2010
On 01/07/10 11:37, Ken D'Ambrosio wrote:
> Hey, all. I've used Samba a lot, but took a job about four years ago
> during which time I've only used it for one-off projects. Looks like I
> might take a new job, though, and I'll get to call the shots. I'd *love*
> to have Samba with AD running things, and just have Windows in-place as
> clients (possibly with Exchange... can't win 'em all).
> Is this feasible in this day and age? I know (or, at least, think I do)
> that Samba isn't currently in shape to share DC duties with Windows boxes
> (at least, in a production environment), but can it be a standalone AD DC,
> perhaps with other Samba DCs?
Samba 3 (to be best of my knowledge) can not be an AD DC. It can
however be a "NT4-style" DC. You can have multiple DC's with Samba (PDC
plus one or more BDC.)
If you are running MS Exchange, you will need an AD DC. In my
environment we a separate AD domain for MS Exchange, and have to
duplicate some of the accounts. I think even if I had trusts set up
between the two domains, MS Exchange would not let me create accounts
for an "NT4" user.
You could still make Samba 3.x a member server in the AD domain.
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