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

Sourisack PHANIVONG sphanivong at linagora.com
Tue Mar 31 08:35:16 MDT 2015

Hello Rowland,

Thanks for your help.


Sourisack Phanivong

Le 31/03/2015 16:26, Rowland Penny a écrit :
> 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.
> Rowland

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