[Samba] File server questions

Flávio Silveira fggs at terra.com.br
Wed Aug 30 15:48:09 UTC 2017

Hi Louis

On 30/08/2017 10:28, L.P.H. van Belle via samba wrote:
> Hai,

First I want to thank you for maintaining a debian repo with updated 
packages, made my life much easier!

> If you have a small network, yes, a DC only is not recommended, but if configured correcly it works fine.
> I see you have only one linux server, so i can assum only windows clients.
> Then, i say yes, setup an AD DC as fileserver.

Do you have any pointers on which wiki tutorial I should follow to get 
things started?

> What i dont understand, yes, everybody even MS tells AD DC as fileserver is not recommended.
> So why was there a MS SBS servers. ADDC, FILE SERVER, SQL, EXCHANGE.
> Now you dont want SQL and Exchange on the same server and especialy not on the ADDC but i did deploy lots of them.
> and if needed sql on separated server. ( most offices i did, did not use MS Sql.)
> What im trying to say here.
> If you have a small network, say max 50 users/computer, and not to many groups and nested groups.
> Running ADDC als fileserver works fine.
> I install AD DC as of 5-10 computers.
> The why; it standarizes the setup more, so less problems or problems on all pc's.
> And in my case much less problems.
> So yes, setup AD DC, especialy if you have only windows clients.
> Make life more easy.
> The hard part, is the learning part if it,   ;-) and not running it.
> Just start simple.
> But thats just my opinion.
> Greetz,
> Louis

   Flavio Silveira

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