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Old 05-23-2014, 09:17 PM   #1
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Experience with 389 Directory Server

I've been using the Samba 3.x series for a decade as a file server.
I'm about to upgrade the server and have been investigating Samba4.
It appears the suggested/preferred use case involves separating the Active Directory/Domain Controller service to one server and the file server service to another.

I don't have the budget to do so and would like a solution I can deploy on one server.

I'm trying to find information on using 389-DS as an active directory server but can't find any examples or info. about mapping data folders for accounting data and documents to be shared with windows clients on the network.

Anyone have information, experience, or links about whether this is possible?

Thank you for reading.
Appreciate any guidance you can provide.
Old 05-26-2014, 07:39 AM   #2
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389 Directory Server is solid for what it does with openldap; however, it appears my requirements in supporting windows clients are best served with continued use of Samba. I will attempt to deploy it using a single server configuration.
Old 05-26-2014, 02:04 PM   #3
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as with all security/entry point services it is almost always best practice to separate the security/authentication server from the rest of the network. this is just best practice, but if the budget/needs dont match, then putting them both on a single server is something that can be done. just keep in mind the added layer of risk you bring to your network doing so.


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