[Samba] file server or member server?
gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 07:59:47 MDT 2013
On a very general level , a member server is joined to the domain so
that it can use the domain accounts. A member server is typically
a file server but does not have to be (you could be using it as a web
server, or application server or even a workstation.)
A domain controller can be a file server, although in many cases a
domain controller will only provide authentication and logon
functions. It does need to have file shares to provide access to to
the logon scripts and profile directories used by Windows clients but
that doesn't really make a a file server.
A server that is not a member server or a domain controller is
considered to be a standalone server. These concepts apply to
Windows/Samba domains whether you are running domains based on Samba 3,
Samba 4, Windows 200x or Windows NT.
On 07/01/13 04:27, steve wrote:
> Hi everyone
> What's the difference between a file server and a member server?
> I have a 4.0.6 DC which is a file server for sysvol. I also have a 4.0.6
> file server for the other folders which go out to the clients.
> Do I have a member server? Or is a member server one upon which all
> files are served from the DC?
> Cheers, Steve
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