Configuring samba as a PDC for our lan

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Tue Nov 20 14:39:43 GMT 2001

Jay Ts wrote:

>>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.
> Here is a partial map:
> A computer gets a value by its OS:
> Windows 3.1		1
> Windows 95		1
> Windows 98		2
> Win NT Workst. 3.51	16
> Win NT Workst. 4.0	17
> Win NT Server 3.51	32
> WIn NT Server 4		33

This is just NOT TRUE! This is a damn lie uttered by someone once, and propogated by people ever since.

The field is a bit-field! Windows NT Wks has a value of 16 and NT Server has a value of 32!

Have you checked the actual packets? Ethereal decodes these things well 
(Election packets that is).

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at, LPIC-1,, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba
in 24 Hours, Special Edition, Using Samba

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