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Current Status

Current Version: 4.0.5 Download Release Notes

The official press release of Samba 4 can be found on the Samba website.

Full Active Directory support has been incorporated into the Samba suite with Samba 4.x.x. With Samba 4, you can join a Windows (all recent releases should be supported) machine to a Samba Active Directory domain, and it will behave much as it does in AD, including Kerberos domain logins where applicable. Samba 4 is now at a point where it can begin replacing existing production deployments, and users are encouraged to try out Samba 4 in a test environment before implementing it in a work environment!

Except for a small number of deprecated features, Samba continues to provide all the features and functionality found in Samba 3.6, and as such is an excellent file server and domain member as well.

General Documentation on Samba

Samba as a Active Directory Domain Controller

Here you can find everything to setup a Samba Active Directory Domain Controller and all that is related to this topic.

  • Beyond Samba: Connecting other Services/Daemons to your Samba Active Directory (e. g. authentication, etc.)

Samba as a Domain Member Server

Miscellaneous Configuration Topics

Here you'll find all configuration/setup topics that can't be associated directly to an ADC or member server

Developing Samba

  • GitWeb
  • master (current Samba development for future releases)
For more info on available branches, as well how to obtain the sources via a Git client, see the devel page.

Historical Documentation on the Development of Samba4

  • Franky: A Hybrid Samba Active Directory Controller (outdated!)