Samba Training Course

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Duration Duration

14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)

Requirements Requirements

  • Basic knowlege of Linux
  • BASH

Overview Overview

Samba is an Open Source / Free Software suite that provides file and print services to all manner of SMB/CIFS clients, including Linux and the numerous versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems.


This course is suitable for developers and engineers who work with preexisting Samba instances, or who intend to integrate Samba into their work flow.

No two courses are delivered the same. Each course is tailored to your specific requirements.

Course Outline Course Outline


  • Installing Samba from packages
  • Installing Samba from source
  • Upgrading Samba

Standalone server

  • File Sharing
    • How POSIX permissions map to Windows permissions
    • Differences between POSIX and Windows ACLs
  • Print Serving
  • Password Storage
  • Samba VFS (Virtual File System) modules
    • Recycle bin
    • Antivirus integration
  • Backup and restore
  • Performance tuning

Domain membership

  • What makes Samba a domain member
  • Available ID mapping backends
  • NSS service
  • PAM authentication
  • Coexistence with NFS

Domain control

  • What makes Samba a domain controller
  • Services and ports involved in Domain Control
  • Setting up Samba as an Active Directory Domain Controller
  • Joining an additional Samba DC to an existing Active Directory
  • The AD functional levels
  • Storing Windows profiles and logon scripts
  • Authenticating other services against Samba AD
  • Setting up RFC2307 in AD


  • Distributed File System (DFS)
  • Directory Replication Service (DRS)

Bookings, Prices and Enquiries

Guaranteed to run even with a single delegate!
Public Classroom Public Classroom
From $5850
Public Classroom
Participants from multiple organisations. Topics usually cannot be customised
Private Classroom
Participants are from one organisation only. No external participants are allowed. Usually customised to a specific group, course topics are agreed between the client and the trainer.
Private Remote
The instructor and the participants are in two different physical locations and communicate via the Internet. More Information

The more delegates, the greater the savings per delegate. Table reflects price per delegate and is used for illustration purposes only, actual prices may differ.

Number of Delegates Public Classroom Private Remote
1 $5850 $3150
2 $3350 $1950
3 $2517 $1550
4 $2100 $1350
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