[Samba] Domain Member as File Server

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Nov 16 07:43:45 UTC 2022

On 16/11/2022 01:58, Rob Campbell via samba wrote:
> Unless I read wrong (You must not start the samba service on a domain
> member. This service is required only on Active Directory (AD) domain
> controllers (DC).), the domain member shouldn't have the samba services
> actually running on it, correct?  If that is the case, how do I make it a
> file server?

Yes, you read it wrong ;-)

Samba is composed of 4 binaries (or services), samba, nmbd, smbd and 

You only start the samba binary on an AD DC and this will then start the 
other required binaries.

For a standalone server, you only start the smbd binary (with optionally 
nmbd for SMBv1 and browsing).

For an AD Unix domain member, you need to start smbd and winbindd (again 
optionally nmbd for SMBv1 and browsing).


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