Configuring samba as a PDC for our lan

Ofer Nave ofer at
Tue Nov 20 08:29:04 GMT 2001

Well, to tell you the truth, I know very little about OS levels, and have
never seen a map of Windows version => OS Level (though I've never
looked...), but I successfully configured my samba server as a PDC for Win2k
machines using the OS Level 64.

Also, don't forget 'security = user'.


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-ntdom-admin at
[mailto:samba-ntdom-admin at]On Behalf Of Mitchell
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 11:50 PM
To: samba-ntdom at
Subject: Configuring samba as a PDC for our lan

Hi list.  I am trying to configure Samba to act as a PDC for our LAN.

Server is a Debian Linux system running Samba 2.2.2

Workstations are running Windows 2k Pro SP2.

I want the Samba server to handle authentication for all the clients as well
as manage there user profiles etc.

My main question is what do I have to set the OS level too, so as to have
the Samba server recognised as the highest
priority server on the lan, and what should the options

Domain Master, Local Master, etc be set to?

Attached below is my smb.conf file.

# Global parameters
	workgroup = BLITZ
	netbios name = JOLT
	encrypt passwords = Yes
	obey pam restrictions = Yes
	passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
	passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n
*Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n .
	max log size = 1000
	dns proxy = No
	wins support = Yes
	invalid users = root

	path = /home/profile
	read only = No
	create mask = 0600
	directory mask = 0700
	nt acl support = No
browseable = no

	read only = No
	create mask = 0700
	directory mask = 0700
	browseable = No

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