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Hello All, I'm going to be setting up a Samba server to control logon of some Windows computers. As we are a charity based organisation, we can't afford the costs ...
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    Samba as PDC with an Old Computer


    Hello All,

    I'm going to be setting up a Samba server to control logon of some Windows computers.
    As we are a charity based organisation, we can't afford the costs of Windows so will be using Samba, also the computer which will perform the task is a Pentium 2 based machine, of around 300MHz.

    Unaware how much ram at this stage as its still buried in junk awaiting salvage. However as I remember it PCs around that time had about 128mb ram.

    I have a 2gb hard drive which I wish to use with it, or failing that it'll get an 8gb.

    Going by my base spec (300MHz, 128mb RAM and 2gb HDD) and no need to run a GUI what would be the best distribution to use to run Samba with?

    Many thanks for any suggestions

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    Samba & Openldap as Primary Domain Controller PDC

    I have a how-to on my website http://www.opensourcehowto.org for setting up samba as a primary domain controller (PDC)

    OpenLDAP LAM Samba as PDC
    http://www.opensourcehowto.org/how-t...ba-as-pdc.html

    and if you feeling a little bit more adventurous later on you could try getting into the policies with samba

    Samba Primary Domain Controller with Group Policies
    http://www.opensourcehowto.org/how-t...-policies.html

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    I have a simplified working smb.conf from a working samba PDC if interested.

    It is a minimalist conf file for login, login script directory, home directories, special shares and a public share. Easy to read too.

    KISS.


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