[Samba] Samba4: fileserver on a box other than a DC

Bjoern Baumbach bb at sernet.de
Wed Jun 27 08:07:16 MDT 2012

In this case I suggest a normal samba3 member server.
Alternatively you can use member server-role with samba4.

But I didn't try a join as a member with samba4 so far.


On 06/27/2012 12:12 PM, steve wrote:
> Hi
> Our fileserver is currently on DC1 in a 2DC domain. We are running out
> of space on that box.
> Is there any possibility of being able to run smbd on another box (not
> necessarily a domain controller) by syncing the data over to it from
> DC1? We also run NFS on some of the same data. I can already see this
> turning into a naming, IP and Kerberos nightmare.
> What would be the provision server-role= parameter for a machine that
> was going to be a fileserver but not a DC? Is that even possible? If it
> is going to be a domain member, maybe I should not provision?
> What command would I use to join the machine to the domain so it becomes
> just an ordinary member?
> Cheers,
> Steve

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