Loss of WinNT 4.0 PDC moving to Samba.

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at regent.push.net
Sat Apr 18 16:46:08 GMT 1998


this is something that we want to tackle, at a later date.  you _will_
need, if you lose an NT PDC's SAM database, to have all the machines
re-join the domain, because each workstation has its own "trust account"
and therefore a password.  this gets changed once per week.


On Sat, 18 Apr 1998 mathewss at nutech.com wrote:

>  Well after an uptime of 120 days my pdc (a 486 66 1.6gig)
> died. this is the second one i have had the first was mixed
> in with existing systems (web servers etc) and was a real
> pain when it died. backup pdc didnt seem to help me. in the
> end i replaced it with a new one the 486. now im back
> to square 1. i have samba with the ntdom up and running
> works fine (Good job people.) here is my problem.
> The last time i lost my pdc all of the profiles i had
> for all of my systems were messed up and not recoverable.
> after building a new pdc i had to remove each system from
> the domain and back on the domain again and in the process
> i lost the profiles (well most of it) i was able to recover 
> some by copying folders under the \profile\ path.
>  So here is my Q. im back in the same place again but
> before i go and mess with all of my boxes i would like
> to know if anyone has a good procedure for recovering 
> the existing profiles.. I tried haveing my new samba
> pdc impersonate the old pdc by setting the SID to the 
> same as the old one :( that didnt seem to work. Any 
> ideas on what i should do. or should i just take my lumps
> and move on...
>  Best regards
>  Sean M
>  Nu Tech.

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