[Samba] Recommended stations on a server and slave domain controller

Sourisack PHANIVONG sphanivong at linagora.com
Wed Mar 25 11:00:49 MDT 2015

Hello Marc and thanks for your answers,

> Hello Sourisack,
> Am 23.03.2015 um 10:46 schrieb Sourisack PHANIVONG:
>> 1/ My first question is about a supposed or a recommended limitation of
>> 1000 workstations on one server.
>> I would like to know if this limitation is truly recommended or if an
>> increase of 5000 machines is possible for one server.
> Where do you have the information about a possible limitation from?
> About what kind of server are we talking about here? AD DC? PDC?
> File-/Print Server?
That was an information given by my colleague following a discussion 
with the community but that was more an advise than a recommendation.

The server is a PDC.

Actually, we want to make a test with 5000 machines and we wanted to 
know if it has been done before and try to have some feedback (mainly in 
terms of performance) for a configuration like this.
>> 2/ And finally about the slave domain controller, I would like to know
>> if the DC_SLAVE role is already enabled and if it's not the case, is
>> that a planned feature ?
> What do you mean with DC_SLAVE role? Multi-master replication between AD
> DCs works for a long time.
> Regards,
> Marc
I would like to know if the following configuration is possible : PDC 
Samba 4 <-> DC Slave Samba 4.
The DC_SLAVE role doesn't seems to exist for the moment.

Thank you very much again for your help.



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