Windows 2000 Beta 3 and PDC?

Philip Mayers p.mayers at
Mon May 17 10:53:41 GMT 1999

I get a BSOD sometimes when trying to even *browse* a network with Samba as
a WINS server. Joining the domain will give a reliable BAD_POOL_CALLER. I
suspect Win2k is going to require a lot of work before it works as well as
NT4, simply because MS changed an *awful* lot about the way NT networks
function (namely default authentication not being NTLM and domains being
replaced by AD).

Theoretically a Win2K box should work on an NT4 domain (and therefore Samba
PDC) fine, but it doesn't... Time to get netmon out I guess...


"It doesn't matter if you win or lose. It matters if I win or lose."

----- Original Message -----
From: Simon Butcher <Simon.Butcher at>
To: Multiple recipients of list <samba-ntdom at>
Sent: Monday, May 17, 1999 5:10 AM
Subject: RE: Windows 2000 Beta 3 and PDC?

> Hi Sean,
> > Previously, I had been using samba as a domain controller for my NT40SP4
> > box (using encrypted passwords of course.)
> >
> > I just upgraded to Windows 2000 Beta 3 and I cannot get my w2k box to =
> > become part of my samba domain.  Is this even supported yet?
>  I've got the Windows 2000 beta pack (shame on me :) and have the same
> problem. I'm going to a Microsoft Conference which is coming up in about
> weeks - it's a big discussion about implementing windows 2000.. I'd like
> bring up samba into the discussion, because I know it's widely used, and
> Microsoft have already some "support" about it (or rather a heap of pages
> their website saying that "certain Unix SMB clones, such as Samba" are
> to use devices on computers such as $C etc.)
>  If anyone else has any questions that they want me to bring up, I'd be
> happy to ask.. The only reason I'm really going is to suss out how samba
> windows 2000 will work.. I'm definitely not going back to Windows NT
> Once Samba supports blocking access to certain users using certain
> like NT did, then the implementation is pretty much complete in my mind..
> Ta
>  - Simon

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