These steps describes to join an additional Domain Controller to your previously builted Active Directory. Also first ensure you have a timeserver running in your network. If not I described to install and configure ntp for Linux in this post. ntpd can run on the same machine as samba.
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unfortunately Microsoft has deceided to discontinue its Small Buisiness Server and for small environments you not really want to buy an Windows Server and install them as an Active Directory Domain Controller. When Microsofts Cloud isn’t also an option then you can use Samba :-).
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this post describes how to setup samba to provide filesystem snapshots to Windows in its “Previous Versions” tab.
Install your prefered Linux Distribution. In this tutorial debian 9 stretch.
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due to some security issues (Wannacry) Windows administrators are going to disable the unsecure smb1 protocol.
mount.cifs is using smb1 by default. So when you tried to connect to a Windows machine where smb1 is disabled you get an error: mount error(112): Host is down.
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