[Samba] Samba AD DC and browsing of shares

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Thu Mar 19 15:10:04 MDT 2015

On 19/03/15 20:40, Jānis wrote:
> Hi!
> I know it is not right to have users' home directories and shared maps 
> on DC, but - is there any workaround which could enable browsing of 
> shares on Samba4 (4.2) AD DC like it was in good ole times of Samba3 DC?
> I heard some workaround exists, but with no details an further 
> references.
> Is it crucial to have AD DC if I have to join Windows 7, 8, 8.1 to the 
> domain and do not plan to use latest bells and whistles of domain 
> management, just centralized supervision of users (kind of)?
> Janis

You do not have to use samba 4 to create an AD DC, you can use samba 4 
just like samba 3, as a standalone server, as a client in a windows 
domain, as an NT-4 style PDC, with or without Openldap etc, etc.


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