Samba 4 delivers free software Active Directory support

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https://www.linux.com – Six years after their last major release, the Samba developers have released version 4.0 of their file server. It can now act as an Active Directory Domain Server for all supported versions of Windows, including Windows 8... After ten years of work and six years after the last major release, the developers of the Samba team have announced the release of Samba 4.0, the latest version of the free software implementation of the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. Samba 4 introduces long-awaited support for Microsoft's Active Directory technology by implementing a combination of an LDAP direct (Software)