Originally Posted by centauricw
There are actually two quick answers for this and it depends on what type Windows domain you will be emulating.
Windows NT Domain: DNS is not required and rarely used. WINS is the NetBIOS-to-IP translator. Samba can emulate a WINS server with restrictions.
Windows Active Directory: DNS is required. AD clients use DNS to find the domain controllers. Currently, I don't believe Samba fully supports being an Active Directory controller. Planned for Samba 4, I believe.
Oh is it.. that means we can create Linux as PDC without DNS service .... but can not work fully like windows Domain Controller....with group policy / OU settings etc etc...
Anyways i will try this Doc to create PDC on Samba with CentOS... and will post if i see any thing odd / issuee.....
Thanks a lot again for your reply..