[Samba] Best way to integrate Unix with AD.

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Mar 13 20:44:03 UTC 2017

On Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:04:30 +0000
"A. James Lewis via samba" <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I know this is a little off topic (although it might not be because
> I'm sure there's a solution involving Samba!)... but I hope one of
> you fine people can advise me on the best approach to achieving an
> integrated directory supporting Unix/Linux as a first class citizen,
> storing autofs maps, as well as uid, gid and home folders for each
> user... and how would that be managed.
> I see Microsoft is removing the Unix services extensions with Server
> 2016, so I'm really wondering what the best, and most long term
> sustainable way to integrate a directory so that both platforms
> operate as intended, and those users are manageable.

From my understanding, they only removed the idmu server etc, they
haven't removed the RFC2307 attributes. Even if they did, Samba would
still have them.

You can use samba-tool to manage the creation of RFC2307 users and


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