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Old 03-18-2004, 04:28 PM   #1
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So can Samba3 emulate an Active Directory domain?


If this is better asked in software.. please move.

My question is.. can Samba 3, emulate an Active Directory domain... or can it only "interact" with an already existing AD domain? I'm confused onthis.. last year I thought I read that Samba3 would be able to replace Windows 2000 DC's..

So what is the exact scoop ive read but ive been unable to find an answer??

Can a Standalone Samba 3 server be an AD Domain Controller??

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Old 04-19-2004, 03:38 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if you've got an answer on this, so if you have, please disreguard.

My impression was that samba3 can interact with Active Directory, but could fully emulate a Windows NT4 Domain Controller. I don't think it can emulate an AD DC.

Don't take my comments as fact.....if you have heard differently, please let us know.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 04:09 PM   #3
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No, it cannot act as a Active Directory PDC.

You are correct that it can run under a AD PDC, for authentication purposes.
 
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I'm not sure if you've got an answer on this, so if you have, please disreguard.

My impression was that samba3 can interact with Active Directory, but could fully emulate a Windows NT4 Domain Controller. I don't think it can emulate an AD DC.

Don't take my comments as fact.....if you have heard differently, please let us know.
Better late than never.. I did find the answer, I hope in the future with LDAP that Samba can emluate Active directory.. I think that would be awesome

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Old 04-20-2004, 11:16 PM   #5
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I totally agree.

I'm more excited, however, about Novell's Nterprise services for linux. I have set up Novell's eDirectory/NDS on linux, and it works very well. It'll be interesting to see how all the linux progression moves over the next year or two.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 01:20 AM   #6
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I'm hoping they can get Windows XP clients logged into a SAMBA PDC without a registry edit.

It is a major hassle on a large network, especially when new machines are installed.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 11:44 AM   #7
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You can always push down your registry edit when you image up computers
 
Old 04-21-2004, 02:11 PM   #8
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Well, just recently I had 41 new Windows XP machines delivered. They come from the vendor with XP installed, so I would have had to make the edit on each one.

Thankfully, I run a Windows 2000 AD PDC. It is situations like that one that keep me from switching to a SAMBA PDC.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 09:30 PM   #9
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Oooh....Windows 2000 server. Scary. I'm not impressed with 2000 Server. Active Directory works allright with Windows 2003, but it was a mess in 2000. Active Directory still doesn't compare to eDirectory/NDS....

Why would you need to edit the registry to join a domain hosted by samba? That makes no sense. If the domain is set up right on samba (it's pretty straight forward), then that is not necessary. You simply join the domain like you would a real windows domain.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 01:08 AM   #10
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Windows XP clients can't logon to a SAMBA PDC without a registry edit. I don't know why, but it is in the DOCs, and I know from my own experience that it does indeed need the edit.

The odd part is that you can join the domain without a problem, but as soon as you restart and try to logon, it gives you a "Domain not found" error.
 
  


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