2 Samba Servers on same subnet

Steven Law steve at maths.ed.ac.uk
Thu Apr 26 10:24:23 GMT 2001

Hello everyone, this is my first post to the ntdom list as I'm heading
down the Domain trail ....

I already have a 2.0.7 server on my subnet and want to keep that running
for the time being.  It is setup as a workgroup server and doesn't use
encryption.  I've set the os level to 34, it's the preferred master and
uses wins support.  Now I want to setup a new 2.2.0 samba server on my
network to deal with the win2k clients that will come online shortly. 
It is going to be a PDC.  My question is this ....  even though the 2nd
server will have a different workgroup name and will use domains, will
there be any interference between the two ? I presume I should not have
two preferred masters or two wins supports ? Does the domain based
server have to be the preferred master and have wins support or can I
just rely on the other server to do that for the time being.  If my
win9x clients are using workgroups only, will they stay clear of the
developing 2nd server (which may well be up and down a bit to start
with) ?

Steve Law
Computing Officer 
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Edinburgh University.
Phone: 0131 650 5037 , Email: steve at maths.ed.ac.uk
Home Page: http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/~steve

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