This is the definitive guide to using Samba-3 in production environments. It begins with the immense amount of HOWTO information published by the Samba Team and volunteers around the world... but that's just the beginning. The book's Samba Team editors have organized and edited this material around the practical needs of working Windows administrators. UNIX / Linux administrators will find all the answers they need as well. Whether you're deploying Samba for the first time, integrating Samba into a Windows 200x Active Directory environment, migrating from NT 4 or Samba 2.x, or using Samba in a UNIX / Linux environment, you'll find step-by-step solutions, carefully edited for accuracy, practicality, and clarity. You'll learn all you need to make intelligent deployment decisions, get running fast, and use Samba-3's powerful new features to maximize performance and minimize cost. Step-by-step installation techniques and proven configurations that work "right out of the box"; Essential Samba-3 information that leverages your Windows networking knowledge; Detailed coverage of Samba-3's powerful new user / machine account management, network browsing, and mapping capabilities; Authoritative explanations of advanced features such as interdomain trusts and loadable VFS file system drivers; Clear information on how Samba-3 handles Windows desktop / user policies and profiles; Practical techniques for optimizing network printing; Specific guidance for migration from Windows NT 4 or Samba 2.x; Troubleshooting techniques that draw on the knowledge of the entire Samba community.