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Implementing Samba 4

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  • Identify and choose the right Samba 4 Server role
  • Set up a Samba 4 Server as an Active Directory Domain Controller
  • Utilize the Python scripting interface
  • Understand the migration steps from Samba 3 to Samba 4
  • Integrate GNU/Linux operating system authentication into the AD
  • Implement file and print servers using Samba 4
  • Understand the tasks and attention points when replacing a Microsoft Windows AD

Samba is a drop-in replacement for the heart of the thousands and thousands of networks that run on Microsoft Windows domain controllers. Now with a compatible Active Directory implementation, it will definitely put its name inside every datacenter that wants a cost reduction for the Open Source solutions, without losing the security, stability, and flexibility of any resilient solution.

Implementing Samba 4 starts off with installing dependencies and building the Samba 4 software, deploying it as an Active Directory Domain Controller, and enabling the reader to understand the different roles the software can play on the network. This book looks at the Samba 4 Server roles, and breaks down the mystery and confusion that surrounds each role.

This book will take you through some clear, practical, and complete examples that will help you to take advantage of the Samba 4 Server quickly and in a simple way.

  • Understand the different roles that Samba 4 Server can play on the network
  • Implement Samba 4 as an Active Directory Domain Controller
  • Step-by-step and practical approach to manage the Samba 4 Active Directory Domain Controller using Microsoft Windows standard tools
Page Count 284
Course Length 8 hours 31 minutes
Date Of Publication 6 Apr 2014


Marcelo Leal

Marcelo Leal studied at Unisinos, where he undertook a Bachelor's degree in Computing Science. Having worked in the IT industry for more than 15 years, he has gained experience as a network/system administrator, support manager, Unix/Linux specialist, storage architect, and most recently, as a solutions architect. He was involved in open source projects since the beginning of his career and has developed some open source tools and submitted patches to the GNU/Linux and FreeBSD kernel. In 2005, he was honored for his participation in the Prêmio TI e Governo for the project ""Metrópole"", Porto Alegre/RS. He was one of the founders of the Porto Alegre OpenSolaris User Group (PoaOSUG) and was a contributor for the Open High Availability Cluster Community (OHAC) within the OpenSolaris Project; he was the first person outside Sun Microsystems to contribute code to the Open Cluster software. He received three prizes at the OpenSolaris innovation awards program (2007-2008), and presented a solution for Storage High Availability using nonshared disks at the first OHAC Summit in San Francisco/California, USA (2009). In 2013, he presented a highly available, scalable, and high performance three-layer storage solution at SNIA SpeedConf, Santa Clara/California, USA, which, besides adding a lot of value to the storage service, provided huge savings in capex and opex costs (millions of dollars in three years). He has led the architecture and development of a distributed Storage Appliance that, in three years, provided more than 1.5 million operations per second (CIFS, NFS, and iSCSI) for almost 10PB in an area available for a diverse range of products. In 2010, he wrote ZFS -Para usuários OpenSolaris,Windows, Mac e Linux, Brasport, the first book about ZFS in Brazilian Portuguese and actually one of the few books about ZFS available in a language other than English. He tries to write regularly on his blog at http://www.eall.com.br/blog. Marcelo profile can be found on LinkedIn(https://www.linkedin.com/in/marceloleal). Recently a contest was held on Marcelo's blog(www.eall.com.br/blog/?p=3071) which was received with good response.