[Samba] Best way to integrate Unix with AD.

A. James Lewis james at fsck.co.uk
Tue Mar 14 13:38:43 UTC 2017

Is there a good guide for how to set up a Samba based AD domain 
controller with RFC2307 attributes so I can experiment... I can't get 
the Windows guys in my company to do anything Microsoft don't provide a 
check box for, unless I can teach them how to do it... but I've not used 
any of these Windows technologies for a very long time...

At least if I can show a working system then someone from the Windows 
team might consider looking at it....   and if I tell them to do 
something that ultimately doesn't work, we'll be back to square one but 
they will be doubly reluctant, so I need to learn more about AD than 
them... sigh.

On 13/03/17 20:44, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> 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
> groups.
> Rowland

A. James Lewis (james at fsck.co.uk)
"Engineering does not require science. Science helps a lot but people
built perfectly good brick walls long before they knew why cement works."

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