[Samba] windows upgrade

Christopher Roberts cjr at tridentgarages.co.uk
Tue Jan 13 02:29:12 MST 2015

> Well there is
> www.nitrobit.com
> %2Fupdateserver.html&ei=9iG0VMKUKo_moASIoIIQ&usg=AFQjCNHrb5ost_a7mQc68SCQ_
> WkFokK8aA&sig2=8o7fk7Cp85F4iEaNwhyKUA

Whilst this is a bit OT for Samba, I think it is actually a pretty
fundamental issue. That's because there are two critical servers for a
Windows infrastructure - AD and WSUS (at least for networks with more than a
handful of clients). Given that the purchase of a single server licence
generally gives you the right (aiui) to run two instances - if you have to
buy one, you might as well run both AD and WSUS on Windows servers, i.e.
using Samba for AD becomes a bit pointless.

I tried really hard to get Nitrobit working, but failed. My notes read:


Install as per instructions

Install mysql-server

Create mysql-server database

Replace /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/nitrobit-update-server.conf:

    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all


    Require all granted

Unfortunately, whilst that got the web admin panel working, it could never
connect to the back-end. I tried emailing the company, but got no reply.

If anyone gets any further please do let me know!


Chris Roberts

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