[Samba] Samba AD DC and browsing of shares

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Thu Mar 19 15:59:39 MDT 2015

On 19/03/15 21:32, Jānis wrote:
> ----- Vēstule no Rowland Penny <rowlandpenny at googlemail.com> ---------
>   Datums: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 21:10:04 +0000
> Sūtītājs: Rowland Penny <rowlandpenny at googlemail.com>
>   Temats: Re: [Samba] Samba AD DC and browsing of shares
> Saņēmējs: samba at lists.samba.org
>> 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.
> So, that means i can re-compile samba(4) --without-ad-dc; configure it 
> as NT-4 style DC and have Win8.1 computers joining it?
> All I need is to have centralized management of users and their 
> permission in order to browse shares on samba sever (the same machine 
> with DC) + browsing the shares and printers on domain members to which 
> they have granted access.
> Janis

You can recompile it if you want to, but if you use packages from your 
distro, you shouldn't have to. What distro are you using?


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