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Samba and 2003 domain

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by zimbo, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. zimbo
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    Sorry linux gurus got another *nix question! :D

    Samba can be used as a file server on a 2003 right? i been googling it all day and found a number of how-to's but was wondering has anyone every used it as a file server on a 2003 domain or even 2000?

    i know it is possible and i want to look further into it! So if it does work then you can store things like user profiles and user's data on the samba server?
     
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  2. d-Faktor
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    i have worked with a freebsd samba config inside a 2003 domain. but i'm no expert, so i'll let this one for the more knowledgeable guys here, like freddy or harry. :oops:
     
  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Yep, thats exactly what you can do with it! You can even join the Samba server to the domain, so that requests to access it go through Active Directory.

    I know load of people who are now replacing windows file servers with Samba servers.

    Actually trying to get it to work at work now! On a Virtual Network of course! Keep getting distracted tho! :rolleyes:
     
  4. zimbo
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    simon, google spitted these interesting places at me! 8)

    Oh and this site has a even better explaination! infact this site is very good but its debian! :biggrin :biggrin
     
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  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Ok, so It's not as much fun as manually editing the files, but I've found a GUI that lets you Authenticate with AD!

    http://sadms.sourceforge.net/

    Note that I haven't yet tried this out as I've only just found it!

    8)
     
  6. zimbo
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    well when you do let us know!
     
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    Hi,

    Eventually when I actually set my home lab up I am also going to attempt all this malarky...

    Some handy stuff has been put up, all I will add is one thing which I have read (Not tested though)...

    With Windows Server 2003 you may need to adjust the way the servers communicate... in particular I believe it is the SMB Signing option in Group Policy, as I believe Samba currently does not support it... or something similar to this...

    Sorry thats very vague, I shall attempt to look it up...

    EDIT sorry its Network Server: Digitally sign communications (always) must be disabled...

    http://windows.ittoolbox.com/docume...ting-samba-3-in-to-a-windows-2003-domain-1893
     
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