[Samba] file server or member server?

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 12:35:38 MDT 2013

I don't think it necessarily makes it a member a member server BUT if it 
isn't a member server it is going to be pretty useless for serving profiles.

I have not worked with Samba4 myself-  I have worked with Samba 3 (and 
Windows 200x AD , and NT4)  so you may want to review the samba 4 
specific docn fir basic config.  In samba 3 a quick review of the 
smb.conf file (or the output of "testparm -v"  will reveal the type of 

Did you inherit these machines from someone else?

On 07/01/13 14:18, steve wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-07-01 at 17:04 +0100, Jonathan Buzzard wrote:
>> On Mon, 2013-07-01 at 09:59 -0400, Gaiseric Vandal wrote:
>> [SNIP]
>>> 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.
>> The profile directories can be located on a server other than a domain
>> controller.
> Hi
> Our profile directories are stored on what I call our file server. Does
> that make it a member server?

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