Samba4 is version 4 of Samba, the Linux implementation of the SMB/CIFS protocols. It is the first version of Samba with full Active Directory support, allowing a Linux server to become an Active Directory Domain Controller.

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SAMBA 4 Forest Functional Level

What is the highest AD Forest functional level I can use and still have SAMBA 4 function as a domain controller. Can SAMBA 4 act as a domain controller in a Server 2012 functional level forest? Does ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Samba 4 and winbind

I've been following: https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/Winbind but getent passwd dosn't show domain users, and I cannot login with domain users. The rest of the test commands are OK.
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Samba 4 “file server will not allow any additional users to log on”

I have samba 4.0.6 as AD DC and fileserver on ubuntu 12.04 in a Mac environment. After some time the OS X clients will not connect to the server with the error message: "The file server will not allow ...
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Freebsd 8.1 Samba4 smbclient returns NT_STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER

I'd like to setting up a NAS server and run Samba4 on it. When I'm runing this command: # smbclient -I 192.168.48.128 -L NAS_GROUP Enter root's password: Connection to 192.168.48.128 failed (Error ...
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Linux server with Samba 4 as DC, filserver and netatalk (AFP for OS X)

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server with samba 4.0.6 and netatalk 3.0.4. Samba is DC and fileserver. All with ACL and ext4 with acl filesystem. I managed to get the ubuntu server to join the domain with ...
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samba4 domain member server: users can't see share list, instead they are prompted for a samba password

We need to figure out why windows domain users are being prompted for a password when accessing samba server. They can see the server under Microsoft Windows Network, but they can not see the share ...
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Resolving samba testparm message: rlimit_max: rlimit_max (8192) below minimum Windows limit (16384)

testparm in samba may produce this message: rlimit_max: rlimit_max (8192) below minimum Windows limit (16384) This appears be be resolved by increasing the max open file limit using this Linux ...
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Samba 4 and SSH without password

I've a question to Samba 4 and Kerberos. I've had a functional SSH with SSO. But now when I've installed Samba 4 it doesn't work and it seems, that nobody has found any solution yet. I just read, that ...
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Samba 4 `wbinfo` missing on CentOS

I have installed samba4.x86_64 and the samba4-winbind using yum. The wbinfo command is not present anywhere on the box. Is there an alternative to wbinfo in Samba4?
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Error starting Samba NetBIOS Name Services (nmb) on CentOS 6

I am trying to start the nmb service. It leaves this in the log file and exists: [2013/05/08 14:06:23, 0] ../source3/nmbd/nmbd.c:883(main) nmbd version 4.0.0rc4 started. Copyright Andrew ...
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How to make samba4 use external LDAP for authN, internal LDAP for all else?

I have Samba v4.0.5 installed and running. It is running its own 'bundled' ldap service. I'm happy for it to use its own internal ldap service, but I'd like it to use an external ldap service for ...
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Squid sticks to credentials until reloaded

I have successfully setup a squid server authenticating to kerberos/ntlm/ldap to a samba4 server and they all work just fine (its such a beautiful thing!!! :D) I am now starting to make my ACLs and I ...
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Samba4 as an Active Directory Controller and bind9 zones

I am trying to setup Samba4 as an active directory controller by following these two tutorials: http://www.matrix44.net/cms/notes/gnulinux/samba-4-ad-domain-with-ubuntu-12-04 ...
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Samba4 [homes] share

I am having issues with the [homes] share. OS is Ubuntu 12.04. I've installed samba 4.0.3, bind9 dlz, ntp, winbind, everything but pam modules, and did all the tests from ...
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Samba4 share: Windows can read/write, OS X can only read

In the last few days I've played around with Samba4. I've created a new domain, some shares and everything works well. At least when I'm working with windows. We have some OSX clients an I'm testing ...
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Samba configuration for public shares

yesterday I upgraded my fedora box to the latest version, and with that, I also upgraded samba, now using samba 4. I used to access those share from any computer at home without user/password, but now ...
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Samba4 locked pst files

i have a samba4 server that holds my clients outlook pst files, if the outlook client or the machine crashes i must go to the server to kill the PID manually. i saw there was "reset on zero vc =yes" ...
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How to Migrate PDC AD Samba4 to PDC AD Samba4

I have a server with CentOS and Samba4 working as a DC. I need migrate all configuration to a new server original server CentOS 5.8 with Samba Version 4.0.0alpha14 new server Ubuntu 12.04 with Samba ...
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Variables are not expanded in smb.conf when using Samba 4

I'm using Samba 4.0.0beta2 on Debian Wheezy as Active Directory domain controller. I also use winbind in my /etc/nsswitch.conf so getent passwd returns domain users. I've set template homedir = ...
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How to setup Samba4 to enable NTFS encryption?

I'm currently giving the sernet.de samba4 (rc1) appliance a shot (running inside vmware player on Windows 7). Providing a share is no problem, but the client still can't choose to encrypt files. What ...
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BYOD (accessing files) on a domain without joining?

I run a Samba 4 instance at a small private school. This makes a regular Linux server appear as a directory controller. There are two relevant benefits to this: I have a Samba share for people's ...
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VPN server to access Samba4

On my network I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server running Samba4, my domain is fully configured and functional. Now, I would like to enable VPN access over the internet, and have another box to do so. I ...
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Active Directory Domain with SAMBA or Other Tool

Can I create a domain using SAMBA and set up Active Directory with SAMBA on it? And by this I mean no windows servers involved. I would also like to be able to log in from a Windows machine. ...
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Samba as a PDC and offline authentication

Say I have a Windows laptop which has been connected to a domain. The domain has a Samba server as a PDC. Now say that I move the laptop outside of the network (the network is completely ...
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Samba capabilities & functionality

The company that I work for wishes to replace its windows servers with new linux servers but wants to keep Windows on employee desktops. The requirements are: The employee desktops should be able to ...
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SAMBA4 as Active Directory DC: Linux computer and changing password

I have successfully joined computer to the SAMBA4 DC and successfully logging in! Now the question is...how Linux users now can change their own passwords? I guess it's to use "passwd" command. But ...
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Samba4 advice for production use

I have an old Samba 3 + LDAP server installed that needs to be rebuilt. I'm weighting my options, and Windows Server seems too expensive at the moment, and Samba 4 appeared to be a nice option, ...
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Today Samba just stopped working

So Samba4 has worked for the past 5 months with my current setup; however, today I attempted to connect to my share and I received this error: \\{server} is not accessible. You might not have ...
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Active Directory with public unix dns (no MS DNS)

I'm setting up a new Active Directory instance for my department at a university. I have some experience managing domains at previous jobs (NT4/2k/2003), but there are two unique things about our ...