[Samba] Samba domain member DC preferred list

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Apr 20 17:01:32 UTC 2020

On 20/04/2020 17:49, Andrea Cucciarre' via samba wrote:
> Does the "password server" setting in the smb.conf achieve it?
No, you shouldn't use this, you should allow Samba to choose the best DC 
to use.
> On 4/20/2020 6:40 PM, Andrea Cucciarre' wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Is there a way to provide a list of DC that Samba should try to join?
>> I know that in command "net ads join" I can use "-S" to select with 
>> DC to use, but it seems it doesn't accept list, only one single server.

Why do you feel you need to do this ?

If you do not specify a DC to use during the join, Samba will search for 
the best DC to use.

It might help if you can tell us why you need to specify a particular DC 
or list of DC's.


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