[Samba] Any advice for installing Samba as an AD server on Raspbian Buster with BIND9 and ISC DHCP?

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Sun Apr 5 16:00:21 UTC 2020

On 05/04/2020 17:34, Rick Hollinbeck via samba wrote:
> Yes, I am setting up a new Samba-based AD DC.
If you are joining  to an existing domain, then you cannot be setting up 
a new domain ;-)
> The goal is to eventually transfer the FSMO roles to the Pi and remove my current Windows
> 2008 servers.
Shouldn't be a problem.
> Should I install BIND9 and DHCP first, then install Samba and do the join?

I personally would do it in stages, set up the Rpi, add Louis's repo and 
then join the AD domain.

Install Bind9 and upgrade to bind9_dlz, finally install and configure dhcp.

> Is Louis's 'how-to' for Ubuntu still the best guide, even for Raspbian?

There is a lot of difference between Raspbian and Ubuntu, Raspbian uses 
dhcpcd and Ubuntu uses netplan for instance.

If I was doing this (I use my Rpi4 as a Unix domain member), I would 
remove dhcpcd and then set a fixed ip the old-school way with 

> (The Samba wiki seems out of date.)

Can you point to examples of 'out-of-dateness' ??

If there are any, I will update them.

> I was hoping there was somethiing more specific to Raspbian.
Bit of a niche market (yes, I know just how many of them there are) and 
the wiki is meant as general info on Samba and not committed to any 
particular distro.

If you get stuck or are unsure, just ask ;-)


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