win2k & smb

Adam Williams awilliam at
Wed Sep 13 17:43:42 GMT 2000

> > > You cannot use Samba 2.x as a PDC for WinNT /Win2k

Samba 2.0.7 will work as a rudimentary PDC for NT4.x

> I use samba 2.0.7 as a PDC for win NT clients in a production environment 
> with over 100 workstations.  I am looking into win2k also.  The Samba Black 
> Book says it is possible, but you have to use plain text passwords, and to 
> the registry hack in 
> [hkey_local_mackine\system\currentcontrolset\services\lanmanworkstation\para 
> meters]
> Add: EnablePlainTextPassword and set dword to 00000001  The latest samba 
> dist includes this as a reg file, so the book says.  Eoin, if you get it 
> working, please let me know, thanks!

Eh?  PDC functionality REQUIRES encrypted passwords.  Disable encrypted
password, and Samba won't be a PDC for NT4.x.  Samba 2.0.7 will NOT work
as a PDC for WinY2K in any case.

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