[Samba] guide to install samba

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Mon Jul 14 05:16:44 MDT 2014

On 14/07/14 12:11, marcos wrote:
> Hi
> El 14/07/2014 13:04, Rowland Penny ha escrit:
>> On 14/07/14 10:47, marcos wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> I have and old system with samba 3.0.3 and I will migrate to a new
>>> server with debian jessie and samba 4. Im looking but Im not sure to
>>> create the structure samba + ldap + cups a good howto. My idea is to
>>> configure to use windows 7 how a clients. Any suggestions?
>>> The only seems to be good
>>> http://www.unixmen.com/setup-samba-domain-controller-with-openldap-backend-in-ubuntu-13-04/ 
>>> but is for ubuntu and I don't know If it's the same for samba 4.
>>> Thanks!
>> Hi, not sure what you are trying to achieve here, if you just want to 
>> upgrade samba and end up with a NT style PDC then you should be able 
>> to follow that post, but you probably should upgrade to an AD DC, NT 
>> style PDC's are extremely old and have not been really been supported 
>> by microsoft for some time and they may remove support at any time.
>> If you do decide to go for the AD DC, then the samba wiki will be 
>> your friend, or it would be if it wasn't down for maintenance ;-)
> To do the migration my idea is to config a new server completely 
> clean, and use samba. My ldap is configured separated in other server 
> and only Im interested about the parameters to update from old config 
> and create a new SID. Really now the support is very bad (version 
> 3.0.3) , for this I prefer to work with samba 4, but l don't know If 
> exist any place for instructions to config new samba 4  + ldap.
> Any suggestions? Or the most updated is the wiki?
> Thanks!
>> Rowland

Anything that samba3 can do, samba4 can do, plus it can also be an AD 
DC, so if that is what you want, just follow the howto you posted, 
making changes where required because it is written for ubuntu and not 


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