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Re: [Samba] Standalone Samba in a Win2008 DC environment, transition to samba


Am 08.03.2017 um 23:17 schrieb Lin Pro via samba:
1. Can Samba 4.5 "standalone" be started temporarily in parallel with
Win DC so that workstations can "see" it and copy files to the samba
server? (there are no plans to join the Win DC domain with samba

Not just temporarily. You can have multiple standalone servers, AD DCs, NT domains, and clients in the same network, as long as all host and domain names are unique.

Of course you can access hosts outside your domain, too. As long as the user an account on the host or in the foreign domain. Guest access without authentication is of course also possible, if configured.

Of course, the user in your domain is in the background different to the user on the standalone host. This means, if you change your password in the domain, the one on the standalone host is still the same. And users are only able to change the password from Windows in the domain they are part of.

2. The workstations are a mix of windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. Wil they
"see" the standalone server while still being under the Win DC

Sure. See question 1.

3. Do the workstations have to somehow "leave" the Windows AD DC first
in order to start using the standalone samba server? If yes then how
one does do that?

No. Just access/map the share using an Samba account that exists on the standalone host (if you don't allow anonymous access).

You can access/map the share the usual way: \\server\share


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