Previously I did a lot of testing on Samba PDC on noguix linux without actually implement it into my home network. Since the number of virtual machine now really growing up and perhaps this is the time for me to have it sooner rather than later. To be honest, my first and second attempt was not successful. The first attempt had something wrong with my samba PDC configuration files and the second one, I don’t have a DHCP server in my previous environment to push DNS server for host name resolution for client who want to join the domain but at least I know my samba PDC configuration file now is working.
So with the third attempt plus working DHCP, DNS & Samba PDC server, I managed to joined the first WinXP machine into PDC via Network ID. I wish I could learn a different scenario and step in joining various OS to samba PDC, then I add another eight (8) Linux machines and one (1) Win2k3r2 to this PDC. As I expected, it works like a charm without so much issue and with some modification on smb.conf files, my job to control all the machines become so easy. You can actually do auto map drive for all windows
users, save the profiles & create standard or power users when joining samba PDC in other words, you are controlling them. Isn’t this too cool?
p/s : You can find this complete tutorial in the documentation section.
athlon_crazy 8/12/2008 12:26am
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