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Old 06-08-2012, 06:17 AM   #1
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Unhappy How to make a Linux Domain Controller


I am administrating windows server 2003,Domain Controller, with 50 clients.Now I have to shift my server to Linux.I have installed RHEL5 and now I want to make it the domain controller and join all the clients as well.

How can I configure it as domain controller like windows server and add users to it.Please provide me a step by step guide as I am new to Linux..

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it was the first hit by google: does it help?
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If Samba is taking on the responsibilities of a PDC, It's recommend making it the domain master browser as well.

    domain master = yes
    preferred master = yes
    local master = yes
    os level = 255
In this case the samba server (os level = 255) always beats the election over a Windows server set to BDC
Samba as domain master
Old 06-09-2012, 04:57 AM   #4
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I have written a blog to use samba3 and samba 4 as PDC and AD respectively
here you can follow the link

Samba4 as AD

Samba3 as PDC


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