[Samba] Domain Member as File Server

Joachim Lindenberg samba at lindenberg.one
Wed Nov 16 08:49:15 UTC 2022

Hello Rowland,
this is a great summary. Can this please be added to the documentation, may be the faq?

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Von: samba <samba-bounces at lists.samba.org> Im Auftrag von Rowland Penny via samba
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 16. November 2022 08:44
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Cc: Rowland Penny <rpenny at samba.org>
Betreff: Re: [Samba] Domain Member as File Server

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 winbindd

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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