[Samba] PDC & file server on same machine?

Aaron E. ssureshot at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 06:36:35 MST 2011

I have a s3.4 pdc with a bdc,, pdc is serving around 80 users on 
terminal services and another 50 fat clients,,, acts as the file 
server.. roaming profiles etc... I have no issues other than the network 
card only being 100mb,, I do have a throughput issues.. but that is on 
the table..

On 12/07/2011 06:03 PM, John Heim wrote:
> How much of a resource hog is a PDC? My understanding is that
> authentication is done vs a BDC if available. I configured my new file
> server as the domain PDC because I figured it would already have to run
> samba. I have two other machines configured as BDCs to serve as logon
> servers.
> I'm looking for opinions on whether I'm asking for performance problems
> by making my file server the PDC. Actually, this machine is already
> serving as PDC but its not in production yet as a file server. So right
> now, its just the domain PDC. When I log into the domain and "echo
> %logonserver%", it shows that one of the BDCs was the logon server, not
> the PDC. It doesn't look like the PDC has to do anything but handle
> joining machines to the domain.

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