Samba: meet LDAP

Martin Marcher martin.marcher at
Thu Dec 14 20:38:56 UTC 2006

Am 14.12.2006 um 19:15 schrieb Brian Fahrlander:

>     Rather than all sorts of critical details, I was hoping for input
> from folks that have done this- there are many HowTos, as well as the
> Samba site, but I kinda want to pick the brains of people fresh from
> that fight: what's the best way to go about it, especially if it's  
> done
> remotely...

1. Get SSH Access (I assume you have that)
2. rdesktop or vnc (whichever you prefer) to a windows box
2 a)There are all sorts of tools to test the setup from the server  
side, but there are a couple of things you want to be 100% sure that  
work (Logon Scripts, different users, access to ldap address books,  
etc, whatever applies to you)
3. (This is where I would start working) Set up a box with vmware (or  
whichever virtualization you prefer)
4. Set up a linux and windows guest (get a windows and linux version  
as close as possible as the client has)
5. Prepare as much as possible on the vmware box
6. backup the clients samba and ldap config and paths that are shared  
as well as the ldap stuff
7. try out a restore
8. copy over the samba config
9. Do all the tests again in the live environment _after_ you made  
sure you can restore everything
10. have a happy client and convince him they need a 3 year support  
contract so that you get money out of it :)


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