[Samba] ADDC and fileserver

Sven Schwedas sven.schwedas at tao.at
Thu Dec 18 06:00:05 MST 2014

On 2014-12-18 13:23, Daniel Müller wrote:
> AS long as yiu use the samba4 ADDC as as ingle Server you can use it as
> fileserver too.

And don't mind login being mostly broken due to winbind4 being
incomplete, maybe.

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Im
> Auftrag von Koenraad Lelong
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 18. Dezember 2014 13:10
> An: samba at lists.samba.org
> Betreff: [Samba] ADDC and fileserver
> Hi,
> I'm planning to make a samba4 domain. My initial plan was to make the DC
> also fileserver. Recently I saw a discussion strongly discouraging the use
> of a DC as fileserver. That was not the first time is saw similar remarks.
> So I think I need a DC and a member server.

It's for now the best setup, yes, as the samba4 ADDC components cannot
fully replace the samba3 components used on member servers yet (e.g.

Of course, you can (and in most cases should) put both as virtual
machines on the same host.

> But how does it work concerning
> the "home-shares" of users ? Are those also on the member-server ? So that
> needs to be configured with the user-manager ?

I think you might be able to use DFS proxying instead, but this would be
the cleanest solution.

> I now have a single samba3 PDC that acts as fileserver, serving about 30
> users. This will move to the new samba4 infrastructure.
> Thanks for any pointers.
> Koenraad.
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Mit freundlichen Grüßen, / Best Regards,
Sven Schwedas
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