winnt administration

Trevor Antczak trevor at
Tue May 9 14:14:32 GMT 2000

Paul J Collins wrote:

> >>>>> "Hayden" == Hayden Wimmer <hwimmer at> writes:
>     Hayden> the domain controller is linux/samba.... so when the nt
>     Hayden> server logs into the domain as myself i cant perform nt
>     Hayden> user mgr for domains.  i get a rpc error.  i am using the
>     Hayden> version of samba that came with redhat 6.1.  i am
>     Hayden> desperately trying to get this stuff to work.  win2000 has
>     Hayden> arrived and the boss is favoring it...i dont want us to
>     Hayden> fall into microsoft's clutch any more than we already
>     Hayden> are...
> That is almost certainly a 2.0 version of Samba.  That version of
> Samba has extremely incomplete domain controller support.  It's
> definitely not recommneded for use as a production domain controller.
> If you want full domain controller support, you will have to use
> Samba-TNG.  I'm not sure which alpha version would be the best for you
> to try.
> Paul.
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We are using TNG-alpha-2.5 in a semi production envronment, and everything
is stable.  Only issue is that you can't change password from NT (Not an
issue on our sites, I control passwords directly).  If you can live with
that flaw, 2.5 seem to be rock solid (We have been using it for all logins
on one site for almost a week.  It is running on a 486/33 with 16 MB of
RAM and serves 12 clients.  We have had no crashes and no reports of
problems.  I wonder if I could even get NT server to RUN on this machine.)

Thank you,
Trevor Antczak
Technology Manager
Steinmetz & Associates

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