[Samba] AD DC and Fileserver

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Aug 29 00:32:13 UTC 2017

On Mon, 2017-08-28 at 21:01 -0300, Flávio Silveira via samba wrote:
> Good evening,
>    Sorry if this question is too dumb, but is it possible to
> configure 
> an AD and Fileserver using the same Samba (or server) or they need to
> be 
> two separate thing?

We suggest separating them, because having them on the same server
implies you only have one AD DC, and that isn't a good idea.

Additionally, folks often wish to upgrade the AD DC on a different
schedule to the file server.  I'm sure others will pile on with the
other various reasons, but this is the core of it. 


Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team         https://samba.org
Samba Development and Support, Catalyst IT   

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