samba as a pdc for win2k

Leigh Finch l_finch at
Wed Apr 10 14:37:39 EST 2002

I'm trying to get win2k to connect in legacy mode as if it were connecting to 
an nt4 server. the problem is getting smbpasswd to recognize the machine 
username in /etc/passwd.

>  Samba 2.2.x will not make a PDC for a win2k active directory domain. you
> can however use it as a NT4 domain PDC that win2k sill understand.
>  Samba 3.0 (in alpha) is the one that is supposed to have all the new M$
>  Active Directory stuff. If you want to play with alpha software- go for
>  it...
>  Regards
>  TMC
> On Tue, Apr 09, 2002 at 09:42:11PM +1000, Leigh Finch wrote:
> > g'day all,
> > I'm just playing around with samba as a pdc, now I think I understand
> > machine and user accounts, as I understand it Freebsd has a problem with
> > using $ in usernames, I have edited the passwd & and also master passwd,
> > to add the $ but the smbpasswd program won't find the user test$ when
> > creating the machine account. I'm using samba 2.2.3a. I have downloaded
> > the 2.2 faq and I can't see anything overly obviouse.
> >
> > any ideas would be appreciated, thanks in advance
> > Leigh Finch

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