[Samba] Suggestions please about what I need.
campbell at cnpapers.com
Mon May 12 09:46:17 MDT 2014
On 5/12/2014 11:37 AM, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 12/05/14 13:33, Steve Campbell wrote:
>> I hate to use that "noob" word, but in this case I think it might be
>> Our company is getting ready to get rid of Netware and start using
>> Samba. It will require that users log in and by doing so, have a
>> login script map drives to particular drive letters base on either
>> their user or group.
>> I've been administering Centos servers for quite a while. I have no
>> problem with managing the Linux servers, but Samba appears to be a
>> completely unique subject on its own, much like Sendmail, etc. I've
>> read "Using Samba", and about anything else I can get my hands on,
>> including as much of the "Howto" matter on the Samba site. I still
>> have no idea how complex of a setup I need (AD or not, things like
>> that). I don't think we'll be doing things like installing licensed
>> software from the server, mostly just as I stated above.
>> For now, I'm fairly certain I'll use the Sernet installation. I'll be
>> retiring soon, and I want to make things as easy as possible for
>> whomever takes over. It'd be great if whatever I end up with has some
>> form of GUI for managing users, groups, and shares, but not
>> necessary. The person managing our Netware will be the one assuming
>> this Samba responsibilty. No Linux experience, so the Gui would make
>> it nice as they learn the ropes of LInux.
>> I'm looking for suggestions here for what level of installation I
>> need. I'm sure once I get something installed, I can determine if
>> it's the right way or not. Starting over is not off the table, but
>> it'd be nice to get a clue before starting. Seems the more I read,
>> the more confused I get. So much to Samba and the way it can be set
>> up. I'm not much of a Windows server admin, which is perhaps the
>> biggest problem.
>> Thanks for any pointers.
>> steve campbell
> It sounds to me that you need to use samba 4 running as an AD DC, you
> can then admin this from a windows machine using the windows tools
> (ADUC etc), try browsing the wiki:
I've read most on that page. It makes sense if I don't drift to other
pages describing other methods. "Using Samba Third Edition" makes sense,
though, if you don't read more than one chapter.
Is ADUC the same as RSAT?
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