[Samba] PDC & file server on same machine?

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 08:25:05 MST 2011

Windows clients will give preference to a BDC (if available) when 
selecting a logon server over a PDC.

On 12/08/2011 08:36 AM, Aaron E. wrote:
> 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.

More information about the samba mailing list