User Workstations Win XP Pro SP2 + Samba + MS Server 2003
Posted on 2008-02-04
I have been reading sections of the official Samba How-to and understand that Samba 3 can become a member of a MS Server 2003 domain. So far, I cannot find any information relating to how I should handle client workstations.
I currently have a Samba 3 domain and my Win XP Pro SP2 client boxes connect/authenticate to it.
I now want the Win XP Pro client boxes to have access to directories on a separate MS Server 2003 domain residing on the same network.
If at all possible, I would like to preserve the current arrangement of having the Win XP Pro clients as domain members of the Samba3 server and simply change the Samba3 server to a domain member of the MS Server 2003 domain. But it is not clear to me that the client boxes will be able to access directories on the MS Server.
Can I do WinXP clients --> Samba3 Server --> MS Server 2003.
Or do I have to change my network setup so it looks like
WinXP Clients --> MS Server 2003 + Samba3 server added as domain member.
Thanks for your help and patience. This will be a challenging transition for me, and I'm uncertain exactly how to describe what I'm looking for. :-)