[Samba] Windows 8 Pro no domain logon possible
roland.schwingel at onevision.com
Fri Sep 21 03:10:56 MDT 2012
Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> wrote on 20.09.2012 19:56:30:
> > > No, it is not possible to use another LDAP server instead of
> > > built-in LDAP implementation. At one point there was support for
> > > this, but as far as I understand it, it is not technically
> > > 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
> > 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.
Hmmm... I see...
This will very much complicate migration from samba 3 to 4 if you are
having an existing infrastructure. We use our LDAP for
users,groups,dns,dhcp,networks and a lot of other things. So you say if
one wants to use samba 4 (s)he has to move fully over to the ldap of
samba4 and abandon the current infrastructure? This is quite a burden
and will take many months. So it won't happen here in a forseable time
even samba 4 would be released today as a final stable version. I
believe I am not the only one having these concerns. Don't get me wrong,
I would love to get AD support but the road from an at present well
working (beside of windows 8 yet) domain infrastructure for windows
hosts and seamless integration of linux and Mac OS hosts to samba 4
based AD appears to become very long and hard. I hope you will maintain
samba 3 for a longer time (including windows 8 support).
Thanks for your reply,
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