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Old 05-31-2007, 10:58 PM   #1
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multiple domains and workgroups


A limitation of Windows is that you can only belong to one workgroup or one domain at a time while not being able to be in both a workgroup and a domain under the same instance of an operating system.

Has Linux overcome this limitation with SAMBA or by some other means?

I'm working with a user who wants to log on locally and be part of a workgroup sometimes, other times join 2 different active directory trees that are separate and only run one operating system. With Windows, I understand that this can't be done. That is why some Windows users dual boot with say XP media center and Professional on the same machine. I don't want to do this.

Obviously, they would have to switch users logging in and out.

Is this even possible with any operating system?
 
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unrelated to networking. moved to Linux - General. in addition it's not samba's place to innovate as such. they are there to replicate and integrate with M$'s stuff.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 03:54 PM   #3
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Whoops !!

I'm sorry for choosing the wrong catagory. Nevertheless, is there a way to be a member of more then one workgroup or domain at once? I really haven't been able to find out much about this before.
 
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as above, samba does not implement new features, it simply recreates linux equivalents of Microsoft domain and workgroup concepts.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 09:16 PM   #5
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Cool Oh well....

I guess it just can't be done. I guess that is another reason to dual boot.
 
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Since dual booting can solve the problem, while creating another; perhaps vmserver would be the solution.

Assign the base instance of the OS to the everyday workgroup/domain. Use it as a host OS for vmserver & create a guest instance of the OS for each additional desired workgroup/domain.

This will eliminate the hassle of dual booting at the cost of the possible need for more resources, especially RAM, to get decent performance.
 
  


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