Best way to change over NT PDC

Chris Odgers Chris.Odgers at
Fri Mar 23 06:13:26 GMT 2001

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There's a bit of software called 'upromote' which I've successfully
used to do just this. 

However, I'm not sure if exchange will run with a samba 2.2 server --
I remember reading on this list a while back that TNG had enough of
the PDC functionality implemented for exchange to work, but 2.2
didn't.  Could be wrong, though.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David A. Mason [mailto:damason at]
> Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001 4:38 PM
> To: Joe_Pfaltzgraff at; samba-ntdom at
> Subject: RE: Best way to change over NT PDC
> You might save yourself some headaches by exporting the registry
> trees having to do with Exchange's services beforehand.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-ntdom-admin at
> [mailto:samba-ntdom-admin at]On Behalf Of
> Joe_Pfaltzgraff at
> Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 1:49 PM
> To: samba-ntdom at
> Subject: Re: Best way to change over NT PDC
> Joe Pfaltzgraff at PATAPSCO
> 03/22/2001 04:49 PM
> Unfortunately, I was never able to find a way.  I had a 
> similiar situation
> about
> 6 months ago.  According to an article in Microsoft's TechNet 
> you have to do
> a
> reinstall.  I wish there was a trick....
> >Hi,
> >
> >I've installed Samba 2.2 and have it working great as a PDC for
> >our network. It is currently co-existing with a NT4 PDC (different
> >domain name) - I wan't to convert the NT box to the Samba domain
> >without affecting Exchange Server, and use the Samba PDC.
> >
> >Is there a way to do this? I know that NT PDC can be 
> downgraded to BDC
> >but not to Member server. Am I stuck with re-installing NT 
> or is there a
> >trick (I don't mind hacking into the registry etc) I can do 
> to get it to
> >work on the new domain?
> >
> >Regards,
> >Josh Marshall.

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