1. We have LDAP sever configured on the Linux for users to login to Linux. Samba (security=domain) configured to be accessed by window users, on samba password server is pointing to AD 2003. After samba started, sometimes it works fine for Windows users, but sometimes it won't even let windows to do net view. Error says no parameter on the other side.
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. Preferably on OpenSuSE.
My objective is to have a domain with centralized authentication just like AD.
I've no idea about LDAP or Active Directory, but somebody installed Samba 4 for centralized user accounts for some infrastructure tools and I'd like to administrate users and groups from a Linux machine using only free software.
There's samba-tool but it seems rather limited and isn't boss-friendly (no gui).
We are running a Samba 3 domain (Samba 3.5.6) with a LDAP backend. Lately, we installed Windows 7 on a virtual machine (called schnellwienix) and joined the computer to the domain, following the hints on the Samba Wiki Windows 7 page. The Windows machine acquitted the joining with a success message, and our DC created a correct machine account.