Installing and Using Cockpit 138 on CentOS 7.1611

I was looking at Fedora Server for a possible Samba Active Directory production server.   But Fedora has a short life cycle for me to use it in Samba AD production server. "Fedora Server is a short-lifecycle, community-supported server operating system that enables seasoned system administrators experienced with any OS to make use of the very … Continue reading Installing and Using Cockpit 138 on CentOS 7.1611

Demoting a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS DC Server from a Samba 4.6.5 Active Directory

Make sure your domain controller you want to demote has no FSMO roles.  There are 7 FSMO roles and to check them use this: samba-tool fsmo show If it does have any FSMO roles, using the DC you want to leave working as a DC, transfer to them to active domain controller: samba-tool fsmo transfer … Continue reading Demoting a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS DC Server from a Samba 4.6.5 Active Directory

Installing Samba 4.6.5 Active Directory on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server

Starting with Samba 4.6.0 AD, it allows for the latest Windows 10 to see the netlogon and sysvol share. Note: When installing Ubuntu server I would recommend you also install openSSH Server with default Standard System Utilities in the Software Installation page. However do not install Samba File Server; if you do do an " apt … Continue reading Installing Samba 4.6.5 Active Directory on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server