Samba won't make itself PDC

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Wed Jul 7 20:39:59 GMT 1999

aaron, you need to make the distinction between domain master and local
master.  do nbtstat -a <server_name> on each machine, send results to the


On Thu, 8 Jul 1999, Aaron Rainwater wrote:

> I have an NT Terminal Server machine that keeps on winning the
> election for Domain controller, but I don't even know why
> it's trying, since I installed it as a stand-alone, and it
> acts like a stand-alone in every way but this.  My Samba
> server is configured to be the domain controller and appears
> to be acting like it is, but when I run smbclient it tells me
> the domain master is my NT machine.  Also, when I try to logon
> to the Samba domain, my password is rejected like the account
> doesn't exist, and this would make sense if the NT machine is
> treating itself as domain master.
> Is there a way to force NT to not act as a PDC after installation.
> As a matter of fact, it seems all my windows machines want to be
> the domain master.  How do I beat them into submission?!
> -- 
> Aaron Rainwater
> CADC Co-op

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