I am having a very small network with Windows Server 2003 as the primary domain controller and using Active Directory for authenticating users. I have got one computer on the network which is running Windows XP Professional (which has already joined the Windows Server 2003 domain) and another system running Debian Linux v3.1 (Sarge) which I installed very recently to work as a web server in my small network.
Now, to join my Debian Linux box also into the domain I know that I need to install Samba with which I am not much aware. I tried going through the Samba official doc but it was confusing me a lot and I felt like it was too much of information for me. I really hope that you experts could help me with this problem.
One of my questions is after installing Samba will I also need to copy the user accounts manually in Debian Linux from Windows Server 2003 Active Directory or Samba will take care of creating the user accounts automatically? Will I also be required to install anything extra software on my Windows Server 2003 for Samba to connect?
Also, in my Windows Server 2003 system, when done with the installation and without thinking much ahead of time I had selected to raise the domain functional level to Windows Server 2003. Could this by any chance cause any problem or conflict with Samba?
So, can anyone please answer me for the above questions and help me configure Samba in my Debian Linux as client to join Windows Server 2003 domain.
Thanks in advance.