[Samba] samba4 in a Windows workgroup

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Dec 26 03:13:38 MST 2012

On Tue, 2012-12-25 at 16:47 -0500, Andrew Dumaresq wrote:
> As I understand it samba4 can only be a PDC or a BDC it cannot be a
> stand alone server. you would need to use a samba3 server for that.

This confusion is why I am avoiding using the terms Samba3 and Samba4,
and encourage everyone else not to use this description.

Samba 4.0, which we just released, supports being a simple file server,
alongside all the other capabilities you would expect from the Samba
suite of software.  It is also an AD DC, when so configured.

(almost) anything Samba 3.x can do, Samba 4.0 fully supports. 

I do wish setting up a simple file server was as simple and guided as
the provision process is for a Samba 4.0 AD DC, but the link I gave in
the other reply is a very good starting point. 

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

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