[Samba] Samba 3.6 VS Samba4

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Thu Nov 24 07:58:14 MST 2011

On Thu, 2011-11-24 at 09:15 +0100, Daniel Müller wrote:
> Hello again,
> samba 3X is a nt-style domain. You have to work hard to distribute gpos by
> writing own scripts.

Samba3 is an NT-Domain when used as a Domain Controller, it is not
Active Directory.  It can however participate as an Active Directory
domain *member* [not as an AD DC].

Samba3 is a fully-capable file and print server.

> Samba 4 ia a ADS style domain. GPOs on the fly and nearly everything else
> like ADS.
> You can work with MS ADS Tools to administrate Samba4.

Samba4's primary purpose currently is to be an Active Directory Domain
Controller,  or an additional DC in an existing Active Directory domain.

Samba4 is not a up-to-snuff yet as a file and print server; for those
roles you want to use Samba 3.

So you might have a Samba 4 Domain Controller (to create an Active
Directory Domain) and Samba 3 member servers to provide file and print

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