[Samba] Samba AD DC and browsing of shares

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 20 03:19:10 MDT 2015

On 20/03/15 07:25, Jānis wrote:
> ----- Vēstule no Rowland Penny <rowlandpenny at googlemail.com> ---------
>   Datums: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 21:59:39 +0000
> Sūtītājs: Rowland Penny <rowlandpenny at googlemail.com>
>   Temats: Re: [Samba] Samba AD DC and browsing of shares
> Saņēmējs: samba at lists.samba.org
>>>> 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?
> Slackware(64-14.1), so I am used to re-building things to my liking :)
> Janis
> P.S. If the client still wants _AD_ DC - can i just build fileserver 
> using the same samba4 build I have for DC (I re-built it after 
> installation of heimdal 1.5.2), join it to the domain and have the 
> shares on FS browsable? Any howtos/hints for such configuration? For 
> the purpose of finding the best solution I already have virtual 
> network of 4 virtual machines (ADDC + 3 types of clients), virtual 
> file server will be fifth.

You are your own there with slackware, never ever used it, sorry :-)

When you say that you have installed heimdal, I hope this was as a 
client, samba4 in AD DC mode comes with its own keberos server.

 From my limited testing, you only need to compile samba4 one way, it is 
then how you use the binaries that dictates what type of samba server 
you get.


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