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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Win7 clients failing with cached credentials on samba4 RODC

I'm setting up a test environment for a customer about to deploy samba4 into 1400 remote sites and I'm running into a problem. It's my job, after all, to run into problems and then solve them. Active ...
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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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Workstations in remote site don't know about new AD realm

I've recently migrated a classical Windows Domain (samba3) to an Active Directory domain (samba4). Workstations in remote sites do not have a local DC so they are not aware of the transition, hence ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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Share folder with realmd / sssd and AD integration

I've setup a CentOS 7 machine, and joined it to our AD via realmd through: yum install realmd samba-common oddjob oddjob-mkhomedir sssd realm join --user=myuser@mydomain.local mydomain.local After ...
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Samba name mangling too mangled to be practical

Switched recently from W2K3 to Samba4.0.9/CentOS6.4 for our fileshare for WinXP clients. Have an ancient (1995!) piece of software that uses 8.3 filename format. After the switch, long filenames ...
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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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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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Windows 7 extremely slow with samba 4

I'm experiencing extremely slow performance when trying to copy files from and to a samba 4 share. I'm using Debian and the Samba 4 SerNet packages and everything is up to date on the client as well ...
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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 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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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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passwordless AD domain join

I remember back in the olden days of Windows NT you could create "blank" computer accounts so that anyone could join a computer of that name to the domain. I would like to do the same thing with ...
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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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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 dc “network location cannot be reached”

to clear the air centos 6.4? (maybe 6.3) as the server, running samba 4.0.10, trying to add a windows 7 client that has connectivity to the server. this is what windows shouts as me as it mocks my ...
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Enable NIS extensions (rfc2307) on Samba 4 AD after installation

I'm testing out our samba 4 migration process and when the initial forest/domain was created, it was created without using --use-rfc2307: sudo samba-tool domain provision \ --domain ...
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OSX unable to access samba4 shares

As the question states, I have an OSX client that is currently not a member of the domain. I am trying to access the SMB shares of the samba4 (Go to server -> smb://server) and I am being prompted ...
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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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FreeRADIUS using Active Directory integration broken without any traces

I've a FreeBSD 10.0 server running FreeRADIUS 3 and things got broken without any apparent reason. I'm using Winbind from Samba4 to authenticate with ntlm_auth. I've done some debug to solve the ...
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Authentization agains Samba4 domain controler and not working kinit

I've a problem with Samba 4 and Kerberos. If I call kinit, it writes Client not found in Kerberos database while getting initial credentials. I find out, that the Kerberos works with user name only, ...
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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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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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OpenLDAP to Samba 4 Migration, create middle layer / webservice for user initiated password migration/change?

for the last few days I have been looking into migrating an old linux server running a OpenLDAP/Samba 3 configuration with about 100 users to a new SBS Server running Samba 4 (like Zentyal or UCS). ...
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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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Samba4 sysvol replication error

Production environment: 4 DCs (windows server 2003) and near 150 workstations. Intention: migration to Samba4 First, I've added 5th DC (CentOS 6.5, Samba 4.1.11-9.el6.x86_64 from SerNet repository). ...
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Authenticate users from Active Directory with UserPrincipalName or Mail with FreeRADIUS

According to this documentation: http://deployingradius.com/documents/configuration/active_directory.html ; FreeRADIUS can authenticate Active Directory users using Samba's ntlm_auth, and in fact it ...
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Join samba4 member server

I am installing Samab4-ad in a test environment, to prepare migration from Samba3. All is done is OpenVZ VEs running CentOS 6. I have successfully installed DC1 and DC2 using sernet-samba rpms ...
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How do I load Windows printer drivers on a Samba 4 print server?

Premise / status: I've set up Samba 4 as an AD controller, and, according to the instructions on the howto, have established a [print$] share that should allow me to "upload printer drivers for ...
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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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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 configuration and logfile location on Debian Wheezy

I'm fighting with Samba 4. I need to share a directory, but I'm totally unable to do it. I installed Samba 4 from source code (as described on the Samba Wiki). It works, but today I made a critical ...
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Managing Linux user accounts + Samba + more

I have a network of about 3-6 CentOS servers, with about 5-10 users (currently, and near future). I'm looking for a solution for centralized managements of users. My requirements from it are: Linux ...
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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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Migrate from old domain user profile to another profile under new trusted domain

i'm changing the domain from windows 2008R2 to samba4.2. now, is there any way to migrate the existing old domain user profile to new trusted domain in the fastest way? i did changing the registry ...
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Samba / smbd on Centos 6.5

I've installed Samba4 and have the smb.conf file as follows: [global] workgroup = WORKGROUP server string = Samba Server realm = REXIALO.COM netbios name = ...
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How to change Samba4 AD realm

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server that runs Samba4 as Active Directory PDC. The server is called athena and its DNS name is athena.ad.domain.com. The realm is AD.DOMAIN.COM and the NetBIOS name is ...
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Issues with Kerberos trying to log on Samba 4 Active Directory Domain Controller from Windows

I'm trying to setup an Ubuntu Server with Samba 4 as Active Directory Domain Controller and I'm getting an error when I try to connect from a Windows machine. Here's Samba's log of the error (I've ...
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Samba4 net join member fails

I'm trying to join a RHEL6 server using samba4 to a domain. Net ads join works correctly, join member does not however. Effectively wbinfo --getdcname does not work where as wbinfo --dsgetdcname does. ...
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SAMBA 4.1.6 create public share

I just upgraded Ubuntu server to 14.04 which took samba up to 4.1.6. My public share (local home network so not worried about security so much as family getting to files simply and anonymously), has ...
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Can't access to Samba share from Windows workstation domain

This is a test environment - Fedora 19 updated - Windows Server 2012 with only AD and DNS After installing a SAMBA server on fedora 19 as a domain member - managed by a Windows Server 2012 (AD, DNS) ...
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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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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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Samba authenticates users, but does not reply

Sometimes the samba 4.1.11 stops serving the clients. Every day, I have to restart the smbd just to get this fixed. The windows clients say, that the shared device is unreachable or the authentication ...