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SAMBA Packages


Since late 2003 SerNet provides SAMBA packages for enterprise ready Linux distributions, e.g. Red Hat Enterprise Server and Novell's SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, available on SerNet's download server. All packages originate from one source package and are subject to the same quality assurance.

The "one source policy" helps us to ensure that the SAMBA handling is almost identical everywhere. Therefore customers encounter the same SAMBA features on all their machines. This is how we want to make SAMBA a lot easier to handle in terms of deployment, configuration, maintenance and trouble shooting. We also include the packages for each distribution and version in our update cycles for a long time.

We want the EnterpriseSAMBA packages to be something you really can rely on.

Several hundred downloads a week of those packages for each distribution show the importance of this offering. It also encourages us at SerNet to keep on with EnterpriseSAMBA.

SerNet also considers Debian Linux to be an Enterprise Linux because of its remarkable upgrade capabilities and the long lasting life cycle of each distribution. Above all, it is always great to have a free choice.

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SAMBA Training

Heinlein Support does provide a SAMBA4 training now. This training is based on a collaboration with SerNet and covers SAMBA4 as an Active Directory Domain Controller. On request, Heinlein also does offer training on SAMBA in mixed environments.


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Latest News


Get the App: The 14th sambaXP is starting soon

It's nearly time for SAMBA eXPerience 2015: And for the first time there is an event App available. From May 19th to May 21st SerNet and the international SAMBA team organise the annual gathering in Goettingen at the Hotel Freizeit In. The schedule is  filled with a variety of lectures and a limited amount of tickets can still be purchased.

Please see all information in our News section


EnterpriseSAMBA 4.2.1 is available

SerNets Samba 4.2.1 packages have just been released. This is our first stable release of Samba 4.2.

Packages are available for various SUSE and RedHat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu and now also for SLES 12:

Visit our News section for a list of major enhancements and new features within Samba 4.2. For a detailed list of changes and explanations we recommend to read the official release announcement.The packages address a lot of issues, which are listed in the history.

Attention! Please verify that your Samba AD DC was not set up using the classic upgrade method. If the classic-upgrade was used, we highly recommend to NOT upgrade to the new 4.2 release. The bug report contains detailed information on this issue.

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