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Configure Ubuntu Linux as Domain Controller

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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

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AD does have multiple features like FSMO and RDC, Client/Tree/Forest kind of environment but Linux doesn't have these features.

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Suggested to choose AD as domain controller to ease life of infra and yours ;)

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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
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Thank you Guys
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