[Samba] Best distro to use samba AD DC

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 15 09:43:14 MDT 2014

On 15/08/14 16:37, Harry Jede wrote:
> On 17:08:24 wrote Chan Min Wai:
>> Dear All,
>> I'm using gentoo as samba AD DC but was having issue with ldbedit or
>> ldbsearch.
>> And some small glitch.
>> Can help to advise a better distro to use as an AD DC?
> I use debian 7.6 installed with a netinst CD.
> Wheezy-backports has samba 4.1.9. Currenty all DC functions I have
> tested are working well.
> But,
> the installation I have done is different from the description in the
> samba wiki. The installation procedure in the wiki describes installing
> the sernet packages. I wish to use the debian packages.
> The debian package do a samba 3 compatible installation. So you get a
> NT4 style samba. That is fine for this distro, i.e. for all people who
> just want upgrade from older versions.

The debian packages from backports also work as an AD DC


> In the next days I will write down my installation procedure.
>> Thank you.
>> Regards,
>> Chan Min Wai

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