[Samba] Samba 4.10.13-1 as a domain member, AIX 7100-05-05

Bob Wyatt bwyatt_sub at comcast.net
Tue Apr 21 21:56:46 UTC 2020

Please disregard unless this conclusion is wrong.


We would be running in AD mode, not NT4 mode with Server 2016.




Bob Wyatt


From: Bob Wyatt <bwyatt_sub at comcast.net> 
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:32 PM
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Subject: Samba 4.10.13-1 as a domain member, AIX 7100-05-05


In perusing Red Hat manuals for a different issue with Red Hat, this was in
their RHEL 7 documentation:


You can run Samba as:


*	An Active Directory (AD) or NT4 domain member
*	A standalone server
*	An NT4 Primary Domain Controller (PDC) or Backup Domain Controller



Red Hat supports these modes only in existing installations with Windows
versions which support NT4 domains. Red Hat recommends not setting up a new
Samba NT4 domain, because Microsoft operating systems later than Windows 7
and Windows Server 2008 R2 do not support NT4 domains.


For my AIX setup, I have been working with a Windows Server 2016 server.

If the above is true, then I can't use Samba on AIX to be a member of the
Windows 2016 domain,


Is it true, and if so, is there an alternative to Samba/by Samba or
different setup or configuration for newer Windows domains than NT4?




Bob Wyatt

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