Samba as Domain Controller

John Benedetto jbenedet at
Fri Mar 2 22:07:20 GMT 2001

--On Friday, March 02, 2001 9:22 PM +0000 Kristyan Osborne 
<kris.ozzy at> wrote:

> The win95 machines do not authenticate against a PDC as the OS does not
> require it. A win95 machine will only authenticate the user name and
> password.
> Even though the login box says DOMAIN a 95 box will only be part of a
> workgroup and not a domain.
> Just trust Richard Sharpe!!
> Cheers
> Kris

Okay, but if you have a mixed Windows network (9x with NT or even Win2K), 
don't you *HAVE* to set up Samba as a PDC, because setting it up as a logon 
server will NOT work for NT & Win2K?

Or, if you foresee adding NT or Win2K into your system in the foreseeable 
(meaning: near) future, it would be better to set it up as PDC rather than 
a logon server? To save hassle when that time comes?

(I am new to Samba, and want to make sure I am understanding this potential 
crucial difference)

- John

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