[Samba] success in progress with samba4

Cyril Lalinne cyril.lalinne at 3d-com.fr
Tue Dec 17 07:29:06 MST 2013


I would like to share my progression on samba4 with you.
I had a try with Samba3 with ldap ... Samba4 is so much easier !!

I was able to install Samba 4 on CentOS6.4 by following the wiki on 

I'm keeping a trace on my blog (in French language) of what I've done. 
It may help somebody one day.

Now, I have a win 7 workstation that has join the domain and a user, 
with a roaming profile, that is working on it.

I have also configured the folder redirection for the desktop and my 
documents folder ... But ,looks like it's not working as expected. Users 
folders and files are both on the local machines and on the server. I 
though, files will not stay on the workstation.
So I'm not sure to understand what folder redirection is for.

I would like now to configure linux client and users with roaming 
profile too. But I'm not sure where to start and didn't find clear (for 
me) explanation of how to do it.

If I'm not wrong, I can use sssd with kerberos for authentication 

Is steps "Configuring sssd" and "Configuring PAM" have to be done on the 
client ? Is there previous requirement on the server?
And do I have to add the workstation to the AD ?

Sorry for theses trivials questions.

When with above fix, I plan to use nfs share to have roaming profile on 
linux box too.


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