[Samba] SAMBA4 vs Windows 2008 AD

Gémes Géza geza at kzsdabas.hu
Mon Jun 3 12:22:31 MDT 2013

2013-05-26 10:46 keltezéssel, Mario Almeida írta:
> Hi All,
> Is there any answer?
> On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 7:43 PM, Mario Almeida <malmeida at isa.ae> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I am planning to covert our company's AD server to Samba4, need to know if
>> Samba4 is complete replacement for Windows 2008 AD.
>> Is there a link to show features comparison, showing what is compatible
>> and what is not?
>> Regards,
>> Remy
Yes, but your mail arrived today, probably nobody else on the list 
haven't seen it before. Please check you outgoing mail route.

Basically Samba 4.0.x lacks the following features:
1. Domain DFS
2. DAFSR (needed to replicate sysvol between DCs)
3. Trust (it can be trusted it cannot trust)
4. Forest (multidomain) support
5. Group policy modeling wizard support

You should check which of the aforementioned features, if any are 
important for your company, and could run a few test migrations.


Geza Gemes

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