Problems with copying an NT server's users and passwd hashes to Samba

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Fri Sep 22 13:51:54 GMT 2000


I am looking for clarification on the problems surrounding copying an NT
server's users to Samba.

While it is easy to dump the user accounts using PWDUMP2, I am lead to
believe, especially if you have workstations that are members of the
domain, there are a couple of additional problems:

  - The domain SID must match or the workstations will not be able to log
    onto the domain.

  - User RIDs may/will be different, so user info, may also be a problem.

While it is possible that one could pre-initialize the Samba SID file, it
seems that the problems with RIDs may be insurmountable.

Can anyone lead me through the problem areas?

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at
Samba (Team member,, Ethereal (Team member,
Contributing author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
Author, Special Edition, Using Samba

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