[Samba] Windows 8 Pro no domain logon possible

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Sep 20 11:56:30 MDT 2012

On Thu, 2012-09-20 at 15:57 +0200, Roland Schwingel wrote:
> Hi Michael...
>  > Disclaimer: I am just a Samba user.
> Me too ... ;-)

>  > No, it is not possible to use another LDAP server instead of Samba 4's
>  > built-in LDAP implementation.  At one point there was support for
>  > this, but as far as I understand it, it is not technically possible to
>  > make it work properly and the support was removed/deprecated.
> This is bad. Is it really expected to migrate over all data which is 
> most likely present in companies current LDAP solutions to the samba 
> ldap? Can samba ldap fullfill all needs here (eg. rock solid life 
> replication and general purpose usage?). I would very much appreciate 
> the possibility of being able to not use the embedded ldap. This would 
> very much reduce the effort of moving from samba3 to 4 in existing ldap 
> environments.

We spent considerable effort over a period of years in attempting to
make this possible.  It is not.  Even if it was, it would not involve
'simply' reading the companies LDAP server, it would be a very intrusive
change no more acceptable than using our own built-in LDAP server.  

Andrew Bartlett

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

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