MIgration. in Hell

Richard Sharpe sharpe at ns.aus.com
Mon Jul 3 01:12:10 GMT 2000

At 12:54 AM 7/3/00 +1000, 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
>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).

Use pwdump2. Tod Sabin has written a better pwdump that can get in behind
syskey. I assume you have administrator access.

>3-Create the users on samba.
>4-Open the share home, and do a Drag and drop to
>transfer all the homes.

Make sure you pray to the Samba gods :-)

Let us know how it goes.

Watch out for parameters like home path so you set up roaming profiles
correctly, and so on.

Good luck.

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com
Samba (Team member, www.samba.org), Ethereal (Team member, www.zing.org)
Co-author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
Author: First Australian 5-day, intensive, hands-on Linux SysAdmin course
Author: First Australian 2-day, intensive, hands-on Samba course

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