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FreeOS.com: Samba NT Domain Controller

Mar 31, 2001, 22:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sarup)

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"Currently, Samba can go beyond merely emulating Windows shares to actually acting as the Primary Domain Controller for your Windows network. Of course, Samba can also become a NT domain member. In this article we shall look at both these options."

"The domain concept is much better than the traditional workgroup concept. One of the primary benefits is having a centralized password database on the Primary Domain Controller. Once authenticated, you can access any of the shares in the domain, without having to re-authenticate yourself."

"Samba emulates a NT workstation when becoming part of the domain. So, the first thing you need to do is create a machine account for your Samba machine on the domain controller. In NT you would use the program Server Manager for Domains to create the account. Once the account is created, all you need to add are the following lines to your smb.conf file under the global section."

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