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Implementing Samba 4

By : Marcelo Leal
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Implementing Samba 4

By: Marcelo Leal

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Implementing Samba 4
About the Author
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Chapter 3. Managing the Samba Active Directory Server

In this chapter, we will present the different possible roles for the Samba 4 Server in the network, and learn how to manage it in the Active Directory Domain Controller role using a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 machine. In this chapter, we will cover the following points:

  • The tools that are needed to manage the Samba 4 Server, the process to install them, and some basics about how to implement centralized change and configuration management for users and machines using Group Policy Objects (GPO). We will also learn how to create a custom management console to have every management tool quickly accessible and organized.

  • Implementing authentication and authorization working on Samba 4 for GNU/Linux Systems (for example, the Debian 7 client) using the Samba software. We will also learn how to implement the standard subsystems from the GNU/Linux operating system for the authentication and name resolution, Pluggable Authentication Modules...