Administrators of Microsoft networks often refer to three different types of servers:
Domain Member Server
The chapters covering domain control (
backup domain control (
Backup Domain Control), and
domain membership (
Domain Membership) provide
pertinent information regarding Samba configuration for each of these server roles.
You are strongly encouraged to become intimately familiar with these chapters because
they lay the foundation for deployment of Samba domain security.
A Standalone server is autonomous in respect of the source of its account backend.
Standalone Servers to gain a wider appreciation
of what is meant by a server being configured as a