I’m happy to announce my latest how-to, Setting up a Samba PDC setup using OpenLDAP on CentOS, is now available in the wiki.
Setting up a Samba PDC setup using OpenLDAP on CentOS describes how to setup a Samba PDC using OpenLDAP as the user database instead of the default flat files Samba uses. It provides full sample configuration files and instructions on how to install and configure the smbldap tools.
I’ll be adding helper scripts for maintaining users, groups and machines at the command just like the ones in the Setting up a small scale Samba PDC on CentOS how-to.
I’ve been getting hit a lot with Samba + Windows 7 searches. So to make life easier, here is a link to the Samba.org Wiki that discusses getting Windows 7 to work with a Samba PDC. http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Windows7. I haven’t tried it yea as I don’t have a windows 7 to “play with.
I’ve finally completed the Samba PDC setup for a small office how-to.
This how-to describes how to setup Samba on CentOS 5.4 to act as a primary domain controller for a small office. I say small because it uses the default Samba back-end for storing the user and group information instead of LDAP.
You can find the how-to at http://www.rainingpackets.com/wiki/doku.php?id=setting_up_a_small_scale_samba_pdc_on_centos.