[Samba] Is there any book about Samba 4?

Pablo Sanz psf at empre.es
Fri May 23 07:48:44 MDT 2014

Hello Marc,

Thanks for your response.

As you can see, we are newbies in Samba 4, and know nothing about it. We 
are using Samba 3 with great success and satisfaction as a PDC, file and 
printer server for almost 1000 users. We have never used a Windows as 
AD, and now, that many applications require AD, we decided to implement 
Samba 4 as AD server. We will migrate from Samba 3 PDC to Samba 4 AD.

With your answers, and some reading of the samba wiki, we see that Samba 
4, from implementation perspective, is documented in the wiki, and for 
admin use (after implementation) it works exactly the same as a Windows 
AD, right? And we can use the same windows admin tools?

If I undertood well, Samba 4 AD differs from Samba 3 PDC only as user 
directory, and new functions, as GPO, but for file/printer sharing is 
almost the same?

Knowing this, we will follow your recommendations, and search for a good 
AD/GPO course and documentation.

Thank you.

El 23/05/2014 14:18, Marc Muehlfeld escribió:
> Hello Pablo,
> Am 23.05.2014 12:45, schrieb Pablo Sanz:
>> We are using Samba 3, and decided to begin the migration to Samba 4.
>> The first step we are doing in this process is learning about Samba 4.
>> We are looking for a good "all-in-one" book, and all we found was the
>> Marcelo Leal book "Implementing Samba 4".
>> We would like to know if there is another book avaliable, or will be
>> published soon.
> What do you mean with "begin migration to Samba 4"? Do you mean you
> simply move your Member Servers and PDC to Samba 4? Or do you plan to
> migrate to Samba AD?
> And what documentation are you looking for? E. g. many stuff is still
> the same or haven't changed much (like Member Server, Print Server, etc.).
> For other stuff like how to manage and implement an Active Directory, I
> would recommend buying one of the many books about AD/GPO/etc - if you
> plan to migrate to Samba AD and not to stay at your NT4-style domain
> with Samba4.
> And for typical Samba stuff (setup AD DC, manage shares, etc.) you can
> find many useful documentation in the Samba Wiki:
> http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/User_Documentation
> Regards,
> Marc


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