The registry configuration can be accessed withtools like regedit or net (rpc)registry in the key HKLM\\Software\\Samba\\smbconf.More conveniently, the conf subcommand of the net(8) utilityoffers a dedicated interface to read and write theregistry based configuration locally, i.e. directlyaccessing the database file, circumventing theserver.
With the exception of the registry backend, which remains only available in the file server, the behaviour of the smb.conf parser and the tools 'samba-tool testparm' and 'testparm' is now consistent, particularly with regard to default values. Except with regard to registry shares, it is no longer needed to use one tool on the AD DC, and another on the file server. 1e1e36bf2d