Samba is a free software re-implementation of the SMB networking protocol. Samba provides file and print services for various Microsoft Windows clients and can integrate with a Microsoft Windows Server domain, either as a Domain Controller (DC) or as a domain member. As of version 4, it supports both Active Directory and Microsoft Windows NT domains.
Information on setting up, configuring and using Samba on Debian can be found in these subpages:
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Samba/DcWithLdapBackend - Windows NT-style Domain Controller with LDAP as an authentication mechanism.