[Samba] Which windows admin tools work with samba 4.1?

DNK ml at srvrs.co
Wed Mar 12 07:44:16 MDT 2014

On Mar 11, 2014, at 11:33 PM, Marc Muehlfeld <samba at marc-muehlfeld.de> wrote:

> Hello,
> Am 12.03.2014 05:50, schrieb DNK:
>> I’m just taking my first steps into samba 4.x….
>> Which windows admin tools work with samba 4.1?
>> I know the AD  Users and groups do, etc, but I thought I saw that you can actually manage DNS too, etc. Is there a wiki post or blog post that outlines using the win admin pack on samba 4.1?
> All RSAT Tools (ADUC, DNS, Sites and Services, etc.) work with Samba AD. The usage is the same for Samba AD, as for a MS AD. So you can use all Windows HowTos and documentation for managing your Domain.
> But it can happen, that some features are not implemented yet in Samba. Then please file a detailed bug report with logs, etc.
> Here you find links for downloading RSAT:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_AD_management_from_windows
> Regards,
> Marc

Hi Marc,

Thank you for the info. I’m familiar with the usage of the tools themselves. I just have never used them with Samba. I guess the main reason I was asking is that I just setup a Samba 4.1 server on Centos 6.5 (Bind flat file) and not all the tools would work. For example the DNS mgmt would not work, etc. The user mgmt tools did, etc. So because it was not consistent, I was just making sure that I was not barking up a tree when certain tools might not have been supported.

So the share mgmt tools, dns, dhcp, etc should all work then?

I guess i better get reading to figure out what is wrong with my fresh install then.


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