[Samba] Migrating from 2.2.8 to AD 2008R2

Riley McIntire riley.mcintire at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 12:24:14 MDT 2011

On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 2:45 PM, Matthieu Patou <mat at samba.org> wrote:

> Hi Riley,
> On 24/08/2011 19:26, Riley McIntire wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We have an old samba server, 2.2.8a, running on freebsd 4.9, as a PDC.
>> There's currently a temporary, standalone mode, win2008r2 with an (mssql)
>> app that for full utility requires running on a  ADC. I have very little

> Have you considered using the upcoming Samba 4.0, which is able to act as a
> active directory domain controller ?

> A couple of organization have used it production, some for a couple of
> years now with some success.

Hi Matthieu,

That would be my choice, but the mssql app vendor (tigerpawsoftware.com,
basically CRM) said it needed to run on a domain controller to enable use of
an email addon. I didn't really question them much about it. Might be a good
idea to do that. There can be multiple ADDC, my understanding, anyway. That
might be a way to go. I'll check it out.


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