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Dear Sir/Madam:

I have redhat enterprise linux as samba domain controller now the requirement to make a windows server other than windows NT as member to the linux domain , please help me which version i should go for .
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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I think you need to clarify the question a little bit

Sir , I have redhat enterprise linux working as domain controller ( samba domain controller) our software development team needs the VB program to run in one windows system as of now one desktop is handling this VB program but performance of the desktop and client operating system (windows xp pro) has limitations hence thought to go for windows server we have windows NT 4.0 but this does not serve our pupose hence we need windows 2000 and above but my doubt is can we make windows 2000 server ,windows 2003 server or any of the above versions to become a member of the linux domain ( windows server to be as a member in the linux domain)

Please help me on this.

It is not really a Linux or Windows domain.  You have a Linux domain controller but it is performing the same tasks as a Windows domain controller would.  Joining the domain boils down to authenticating which gives you access to domain resources.  You allow the type of domain authentication that a type of windows requires  in your Samba set up.  

The other issue you need to resolve is contention for the domain controller. Familiarize yourself with  these statements in your Samba.conf file.
preferred master=yes

They determine which domain controller between Linux and Windows or whoever  actually controls a domain and are important for efficient use of resources.

Hope this helps!

To trouble shoot you can view your /var/log/samba/log.smbd or /var/log/samba/log.nmbd file for clues about issues you may be having.
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