Originally Posted by nicke261192
right so will samba turn the most powerfull pc we have into a domain controller or something then? will we still be able to use it as a pc aswell?
Effectively a NAS drive is a mini computer, most run lnux therefore it is quite possble to open them up.
Samba is pretty powerful, but as said above unless you are willing to learn UNIX type commands as well as read in detail how to configure samba / POL files then it’s not worth the hassle.
If you have the will-power to stick at it, then by all means give it ago. If you are into this side of things then you may find interesting.
You can setup samba to work as domain controller, albeit not as easy or as functional as a proper windows based domain controller. If you did plan on using roaming profiles then you would most defiantly need to configure them correctly. Samba allows you to upload pol(s) file that will assist in doing this.
It is something worth "looking into" if you are interested and willing to learn - also with UNIX Linux patience is a must if you have never used it before.
But if your wanting a quick first time solution then a basic NAS with shares is your best bet.