Howto setup Samba Domain Controller on FreeBSD
I - Introduction
Since Samba 4 it is possible to have a full featured Active Directory PDC for your Windows clients without the need to install Windows Server.
In this compact HOWTO we install and configure samba4 on a FreeBSD machine.
Our example server and domain looks like this.
|DNS Domain Name
|NT4 Domain Name
II - Installation
1a) Install Samba4 from ports
make install clean
1b) Install Samba4 from package
III - Configuration
1) Provisioning Samba (Setup a new domain)
samba-tool domain provision --use-rfc2307 --interactive
2) Start Samba
Simply start samba using the command
service samba4 start
depending on your FreeBSD version or what you prefer to use.
III - Testing your work
IV - Conclusion
Another masterpiece of open source software (namely Samba4) helped us to setup a Windows Domain Controller for Windows Clients on a FreeBSD server. You saved to install a Windows Server product for this, which means you saved costs.
We hope this HOWTO was helpful to you and look forward to your feedback. Thanks!