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

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 31 08:26:56 MDT 2015

On 31/03/15 14:50, Sourisack PHANIVONG wrote:
> Hello Marc,
> Thank you for your answer.
> About multiple DCs in one domain, Do you have any documentation or a 
> link that could explain us how to make this type of architecture ?
> As I told you, the final aim is to have more than 100 000 users in one 
> domain, is this a mistake to use a single master DC ?
> If we can't do this, is there a special feature to develop to make 
> this infrastructure work?
> LINAGORA can support this development (a part or the totality of it, 
> with the agreement of the community) if necessary.

OK, have a look here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727085.aspx

That is what Samba 4 is working towards, but unfortunately it isn't 
there yet

What you can have now, a single domain with multiple sites, lets say 
'USA', 'CANADA', FRANCE', 'BELGIUM' & 'VIETNAM'. You would have at the 
top a DC that holds the FSMO roles and then multiple DCs that all 
replicate together. Apart from the first DC, all other DCs would be equal.

NOTE: this is a very simplistic view and I would suggest that you 
investigate this further via the internet, but just search with 'active 
directory' not 'Samba active directory'. Mostly anything that AD can do, 
Samba 4 can do, the major failings are the ones that Marc has already 
pointed out, sub-domains & trusts.


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