Join NT4 BDC to Samba/TNG PDC

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Sun Apr 30 12:28:22 GMT 2000

On Sun, 30 Apr 2000, Peter Samuelson wrote:

> [Vern H. Gill]
> > Has anyone successfully done this?
> There are definite problems with Samba PDC, NT BDC.  I understand that
> this is one area where PDC support isn't finished yet.
> > I need to add a BDC running NT so I can use Exchange.
> Last I checked, and this was nearly a year ago, Exchange does not need
> to be on a domain controller.  For financial reasons, Microsoft has
> probably made sure it won't run on NT Workstation, but I believe it
> runs fine on NT Server as a mere domain member.

ummm... it's generally a really, really, bad idea to put exchange on more
than one machine.

if your network is of any size, you will need a separate gigabit-ethernet,
ATM or fibre-optic network link between the PDC and BDC... _just_ to carry
the authentication and synchronisation traffic.

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