Book Structure and Layout
This book is presented in six parts:
Designed to help you get Samba-3 running quickly.
The Fast Start chapter is a direct response to requests from
Microsoft network administrators for some sample configurations
Server Configuration Basics
The purpose of this section is to aid the transition from existing
Microsoft Windows network knowledge to Samba terminology and norms.
The chapters in this part each cover the installation of one type of
The mechanics of network browsing have long been the Achilles heel of
all Microsoft Windows users. Samba-3 introduces new user and machine
account management facilities, a new way to map UNIX groups and Windows
groups, Interdomain trusts, new loadable file system drivers (VFS), and
more. New with this document is expanded printing documentation, as well
as a wealth of information regarding desktop and user policy handling,
use of desktop profiles, and techniques for enhanced network integration.
This section makes up the core of the book. Read and enjoy.
Migration and Updating
A much requested addition to the book is information on how to migrate
from Microsoft Windows NT4 to Samba-3, as well as an overview of what the
issues are when moving from Samba-2.x to Samba-3.
This short section should help you when all else fails.
Here you will find a collection of things that are either too peripheral
for most users, or are a little left of field to be included in the
main body of information.
Welcome to Samba-3 and the first published document to help you and your users to enjoy a whole
new world of interoperability between Microsoft Windows and the rest of the world.