[Samba] Q: Samba4 AD DC & small office file sharing

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed May 30 08:21:12 UTC 2018

On Wed, 30 May 2018 09:57:12 +0200
Marco Gaiarin via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Mandi! Andrew Bartlett via samba
>   In chel di` si favelave...
> > > So I take it from the above, that whilst it isn't a good idea to
> > > use a DC as a fileserver if you have the resources, it will work
> > > for a small office set up.
> > Exactly.
> I add a magic word. 'Virtualization'. ;-)
> Even on smaller setup, instead of installing samba directly on bare
> metal could be useful and not too much complicated installing a
> virtualization system (Proxmox?) and fire up two VM, one as DC and one
> as DM.

Lets be honest here, if you are in a small office and the computer you
are planning to install Samba as a DC on, is capable of also running
some form of VM with a fileserver in it, then it is also probably
capable of just running the DC as a fileserver. Less to setup and


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