[Samba] Windows 2012 server as a member?

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Sat May 4 18:19:05 UTC 2019

On Sat, 4 May 2019 13:06:43 -0500
Robert Wooden via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> It has become necessary to have a W2012 server on my local lan.
> I have an existing Samba 4 (Ubuntu) domain with two controllers, a
> (Ubuntu) member server and a few W10 workstations.
> If I am reading the wiki correctly "Joining a Windows Client or
> Server to a Domain" page indicates Windows clients or "servers" and
> the "server" portion of the lists include W2012. Now, I see no reason
> why this "server" cannot act in a similar manner as my Ubuntu member
> server, as a client joined to the domain to share the file access
> needed? (The need comes because the preparatory program needed runs
> on Windows Access Database. Access being the database program part of
> "Office" and as current versions of "Office" may not run well on WINE
> then, I need a Windows 2012 Server machine.)
> So, am I incorrect and this machine will need to be a domain
> controller? Or, can, like I am wanting to do, simply it be joined to
> the domain as a member server only? (I'll repeat here that I do not
> want to use W2012 as a domain controller only as member server. )
> Am I wrong or is it a necessity that 2012 HAS to be joined as a domain
> controller?
> Thoughts or questions?

The problem with 2012 is as a DC, the schema  is not yet fully
supported, but if you you joined it as a domain member, this will
probably work, but why use a Server ?
Will the software you require install and run on Win10 ?


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