[Samba] Windows 2012 server as a member?

Andrea Venturoli ml at netfence.it
Sun May 5 07:49:09 UTC 2019

On 5/4/19 11:15 PM, Robert Wooden via samba wrote:

> Your statement backs up the information that I am "gleaning" from various
> sources that W2012/W2016 Server (Essentials) CAN be  joined as a
> workstation OS machine.

Foreword: I'm no expert on M$ licensing (and hope I'll never need to be).

On your first question you just talked about W2012; now you add the word 
"Essentials" to the picture.
AFAIK, this really makes the difference!
See, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Server_Essentials.

A couple of sentences from there:
_ Windows Small Business Server must be the root of the Active Directory 
_ Small Business Server always runs on the domain controller...

So, if I understand it correctly: W2012 *Essentials* cannot be a member; 
other editions can.

I'd be glad if proved wrong.


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