[Samba] guide to install samba

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Mon Jul 21 02:08:12 MDT 2014

On 21/07/14 08:51, marcos wrote:
> Hi
> recovering the threat, I just checked the wiki of samba and I include
> the necessities in my case
> For private content :-)
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> El 14/07/14 18:07, Rowland Penny escribió:
>> On 14/07/14 16:26, marcos wrote:
>>> Actually is the AD DC and file server. My idea is to separate to only do
>>>>> a DC.
>>>> I think that you mean that you want to setup samba 4 as the DC and
>>>> then use seperate fileservers joined to the domain, is this correct ??
>>> Correct!
>>>>> My problem is about profiles, beacuse I used a mobile profiles,
>>>>> and now I would like to know options, and how to use local profiles in
>>>>> samba 4.
>>>> By 'mobile profiles' I take it you mean 'roaming profiles', I also
>>>> take it that now you want to use local profiles instead, if this is
>>>> the case, try searching the internet, but instead of using samba4 in
>>>> the search terms, use AD or active directory instead.
>>>> You could use folder redirection instead of local profiles, again all
>>>> the info is out there on the internet, you just need to get that
>>>> Samba4 AD is the same as windows AD.
>>> Ok
>>>>> I understand than samba 3 and samba 4 works with same config?
>>>> Well yes, but only if you are comparing like with like, i.e. a samba3
>>>> PDC and a samba4 PDC. If you set up an AD DC, the smb.conf is created
>>>> for you, but you can then fine tune this to suit your requirements.
>>> OK, any suggestion about configs of DC? I need to config a new DC using
>>> the old ldap parameters, to not have two domains in the same LAN.
>> Can you be a bit more specific, do you want/need to upgrade from your
>> original PDC ? if so have a look here:
>> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_Classic_Upgrade_%28NT4-style_domain_to_AD%29
>> If you just want to setup a new AD DC, see here:
>> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_AD_DC_HOWTO
> Thanks, I explain better the environment
> -I have a Samba 3 domain mounted with file server included. For a
> technical reason I need to config a new machine with the DC upgrading to
> samba 4. I'm using LDAP separated and the idea is to maintain. Now I ask
> for some guide to migrate samba 3 to samba 4 and separate file server
> from DC.
> -In my case I can't stop the old domain and I will need to have a time
> with two domains.
> Im looking that really all the guides are to configure a samba but not
> how to upgrade samba +ldap.
> Thanks :-)


You want to setup a new samba4 AD DC with a separate fileserver.

You want to keep your old setup going until your new setup is up and 
running correctly.

I think that you also want to use a samba4 AD DC with a separate LDAP 

Is the above correct ??


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