MIgration. in Hell

Matthew Geddes mgeddes at xavier.sa.edu.au
Sun Jul 2 22:55:45 GMT 2000

satan wrote:
> Ok, I got a BAD SITUATION NOW, my IT director tell me
> that I have 2
> weeks to migrate a windows Nt domaint to a samba
> running in the  sun
> server.
> My scenary is: I have 1000 accounts in a windows
> domain with roaming
> profiles and home directory in 1 PDC, and I have to
> migrate them to a
> sun machine running solaris.
> I am planning my actions, I think so the best is:
> 1-Do a Rescue disk on Nt.
> 2-Use lophtcrack to open it, and export to samba(this
> is a theory).
> 3-Create the users on samba.
> 4-Open the share home, and do a Drag and drop to
> transfer all the homes.
> 5-Pray.
> How you can see the step 2 and 5 are the hard thing,
> somebody has passed
> for this situation? somebody has a migration manual
> for desesperate
> people?
> TnXS!

Try using pwdump (I think it's on the samba.org FTP site). It will turn
your SAM database into a nice shiny smbpasswd file. Man I wish I had a
sun server to run Samba on....

Good luck,


Matthew Geddes
Network Manager
Xavier College
Gawler, SA

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