Managing the Samba AD DC Service Using Systemd
The following describes how to use
systemd to manage the Samba Active Directory (AD) domain controller (DC) service. For further details about
systemd, see https://wiki.freedesktop.org/www/Software/systemd/.
systemd Service File
Samba does not provide a
systemd service file. When you built the Samba Active Directory (AD) domain controller (DC) from the sources, you must manually create the service file to enable
systemd to manage the Samba AD DC service:
- Create the
/etc/systemd/system/samba-ad-dc.servicefile with the following content:
[Unit] Description=Samba Active Directory Domain Controller After=network.target remote-fs.target nss-lookup.target [Service] Type=notify NotifyAccess=all ExecStart=/usr/local/samba/sbin/samba -D PIDFile=/usr/local/samba/var/run/samba.pid ExecReload=/bin/kill -HUP $MAINPID
- For further details, see the
- Reload the
# systemctl daemon-reload
Managing the Samba AD DC Service
The following assumes that the Samba Active Directory (AD) domain controller (DC) service is managed by the
samba-ad-dc service file. If you have not created the service file manually, see your operating system's documentation for the name of the Samba AD DC service.
Enabling and Disabling the Samba AD DC Service
To enable the Samba Active Directory (AD) domain controller (DC) service to start automatically when the system boots, enter:
# systemctl enable samba-ad-dc
To disable the automatic start of the Samba AD DC service, enter:
# systemctl disable samba-ad-dc
If you had Debian Samba installed before, make sure you purge the packages also, you can use the following commands to correct the systemd startup if you have problems to make sure this is correct.
# systemctl mask samba nmbd smbd winbind # systemctl disable samba nmbd smbd winbind
Please not that winbind should not be started, this is handled by samba-ad-dc.
Manually Starting and Stopping the Samba AD DC Service
To manually start the Samba Active Directory (AD) domain controller (DC) service, enter:
# systemctl start samba-ad-dc
To manually stop the Samba AD DC service, enter:
# systemctl stop samba-ad-dc