[Samba] File server and AD

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Sep 22 07:14:35 UTC 2016

On Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:58:22 -0300
Elias Pereira via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> > Do you mean you will be using the DC as a fileserver ?
> No. I was thinking of using the old samba server (NT4-style) as a file
> server. AD stays separate.

I don't think that will work and if it does, it will mean keeping a
separate user & group database and keeping the passwords in sync.

I would suggest turning it into a domain member and then use this as a
fileserver, see here for more info:


I would also, if possible, take the opportunity to upgrade the OS and


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