[Samba] I've gone full circle now, let's start over

Taylor, Jonn jonnt at taylortelephone.com
Thu May 22 09:50:24 MDT 2014

On 05/22/2014 10:39 AM, Marcel de Reuver wrote:
> 2014-05-22 17:22 GMT+02:00 Steve Campbell <campbell at cnpapers.com>:
>> When I started considering Samba, the main objective was to have a way for
>> our users to log into something and map the shares they required based on
>> their group (departmental) needs. As I asked more questions, most
>> recommended AD as this would allow the administrator to manage these users.
>> Now that I find I'll probably need VMs to handle the AD/DC and the shares
>> because I only have two servers to work with, I have to ask:
>> Is there another way I can accomplish this without AD and Samba4?
> To get to know Smaba4 you can setup a workstation Windows or Linux, install
> Oracle's VirtualBox and setup your first Samba4 ADDC.....
> Before every change in configuration take a snapshot and return to this
> snapshot when something went wrong.
> You can also setup a virtual machine as Windows client and manage Samba4
> from that client.
> Best regards,
> Marcel de Reuver
For his production setup he can use the 2 servers he has and run the xen 
kernel. This way he can have his 2 file servers and then one DC in a VM 
on each server. Just do not put the VM on the shared storage.


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