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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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 ...