[Samba] How to join a Linux machine to a Samba4 domain

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Fri Jan 31 02:49:09 MST 2014

On Fri, 2014-01-31 at 01:35 -0800, Lea Massiot wrote:
> Good morning,
> -- Rowland:
> > Have you compiled samba-4.1.4 on the client as well as on the server?
> No. I haven't. 
> The good reason is the following: I'm not going to do anything before I know
> what is necessary and sufficient to make "this" work. 
> "This" being:
> 1) Joining a "Linux" ("Debian Wheezy") machine to the "Samba4 AD DC" domain.
> 2) Creating a share on this very same "Linux" client machine.
> > If not then you need to install samba via apt-get 
> Which "Samba"? Which "Debian" package? 
> Not "samba4". 
> Sven Schwedas wrote: "Samba4. Preferably not the bugged and incomplete
> packages shipped with Wheezy."
> And indeed, "samba4" "Debian Wheezy" package doesn't work.
> The howto "https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setup_and_configure_file_shares"
> is probably interesting, 
> except it doesn't say what has to be installed on the "Linux Debian Wheezy"
> client machine.
> Maybe there exists another tutorial which tackles that aspect of the topic.
> -- Steve:
> > The OP said that a minimal install of samba would be fine
> > All he needs to do is join the domain.
> That's true.
> Join the domain AND created a share.
> So, what is this minimal install I should do (to join the domain + create a
> share)?

No. If you want to create a share and serve files from it then it's not
a minimum install. You will have to run smbd. In this case, I'd install
from source exactly as you did for the DC. But _do not_ provision it as
a DC. You are also going to need some sort of id mapping so that you
know which users own which files. This may or may not affect the
[global] section of your smb.conf. We now move into an area in which I
am no longer allowed to help:( Otherwise, write you share just as
outlined in the link you quoted


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