Solved

Configure Ubuntu Linux as Domain Controller

Posted on 2014-03-01
4
474 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-16
I have been reading online about the possibility to make Ubuntu server as domain controller, but most articles say:

"Samba cannot act as an Active Directory Primary domain controller; it can serve as an NT4-style domain controller. "

I wonder what they mean?
I know windows 2000 DCs and up, there is no primary /secondary DC as NT4, but I am not sure in Ubuntu world, if the only way you can use DC is to install one as PDC and the rest as BDC

Thank you
0
Comment
Question by:jskfan
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

by:Sandy
Sandy earned 200 total points
ID: 39898237
AD does have multiple features like FSMO and RDC, Client/Tree/Forest kind of environment but Linux doesn't have these features.

TY/SA
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Sandy
ID: 39902876
Suggested to choose AD as domain controller to ease life of infra and yours ;)

TY/SA
0
 
LVL 28

Accepted Solution

by:
serialband earned 300 total points
ID: 39904984
I believe that it means that you're looking at the older Samba 3 documentation, which based on the older Windows NT4 Domains that require a primary and secondary controller.

SAMBA 4 supports AD now.  If you do a search for "SAMBA 4" instead of just SAMBA you should get the correct information.

https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_AD_DC_HOWTO
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 39933006
Thank you Guys
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How many times have you wanted to quickly do the same thing to a list but found yourself typing it again and again? I first figured out a small time saver with the up arrow to recall the last command but that can only get you so far if you have a bi…
I. Introduction There's an interesting discussion going on now in an Experts Exchange Group — Attachments with no extension (http://www.experts-exchange.com/discussions/210281/Attachments-with-no-extension.html). This reminded me of questions tha…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now