[Samba] SOLVED How do you join a Linux mailserver to a Samba domain?

Steve Ankeny steve_a at cinergymetro.net
Fri Apr 24 12:25:42 MDT 2015

Thanks, Sketch!

I actually saw something similar to this on another website, but I 
appreciate the Wiki links.

I feel silly!  I've asked questions that were really quite simple (and a 
lot of times it comes down to reading comprehension), as my initial 
error actually TOLD me where to look for an answer to the problem.

"Unable to open the summary file for Inbox. Perhaps there was an error 
on disc, or the full path is too long" with emphasis on FULL PATH TOO 
LONG  I changed the path where I e-mail is stored, and reloaded.

Essentially, the fellow who had built the original e-mail profiles had 
too many folders, sub-folders.  That and revisiting permissions for the 
folders on the storage drive resolved my Thunderbird problems.

Thanks for your indulgence.  I'm new to Samba, and my Domain experience 
stems from my NT days.

On 04/24/2015 02:07 PM, Sketch wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Apr 2015, Steve Ankeny wrote:
>> It looks like I need the Schema Master and RID Master roles installed 
>> on my Samba AD DC
>> How do I get those roles installed and/or how do I expand the Samba 
>> AD schema?  I'll search the Wiki
> If you only have one AD DC, then they are already on your DC and there 
> is no other place the FSMO roles could be.  Installed is not the term 
> I would use, they are not like schema updates.  They are just services 
> which are required in an AD network, and any AD DC can (and must be 
> able to) perform any of them.  Just that only one of them can hold 
> that particular role at any given tome, so one is considered a 
> master.  They are explained in more detail here (it also tells you how 
> to see which DC holds each role):
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Flexible_Single-Master_Operations_(FSMO)_roles#The_five_FSMO_roles 
> There is a wiki page on extensions, though there's not much detail there:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_AD_Schema_Extenstions
> For the most part, things are no different than schema extensions on a 
> Windows DC.  Except you need to use different tools to apply them if 
> you want to do it by CLI on the server. (You should be able to use the 
> Windows MMC tools against a Samba server just like you would against a 
> Windows DC).

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