[Samba] Active directory in Ubuntu

Michael Wood esiotrot at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 02:03:27 MDT 2010

Copying samba-technical.

On 1 November 2010 02:54, Christopher Chan
<christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
> On Friday, October 29, 2010 01:53 AM, Dale Schroeder wrote:
>> Tommie,
>> To emulate an Active Directory DC, you will have to use Samba 4.
>> Note that Samba 4 is still in alpha, but some have reported using it
>> successfully in production environments.
>> http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4
> Does Samba 4 have to be a sole AD master or can it participate in a
> multi-master role with an existing AD environment?

Samba 4 can work as one of the DCs in an existing AD environment and
replicate changes to and from the other DCs.

> I itching to be able to finally not use any Microsoft based software on the
> servers. The Windows 2000 AD just serves logon scripts, group policies and
> printing. It is safe to assume that all these are available with the latest
> alpha?

I think the best practice at the moment is to use e.g. a Samba 3
member server for file and print.  I am using Samba only for
authentication, though, so haven't tried it one way or the other.

Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>

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