Samba advertising as Primary Domain Controller

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Tue Jul 14 06:13:01 GMT 1998


I have run into a group who have a bunch of Windows NT servers on a wan.

They have a PDC and several BDCs among the Windows NT machines.

They are also running Samba (1.9.18p4) and they want it to participate in
the domain, but not as a PDC.  They essentially want the Samba machine to
defer security decissions to the Windows NT PDC.

However, they seem to have a problem, in that the Samba machine seems to be
advertising itself as a PDC, and the Windows NT machines believe it.

Can anyone suggest what the problem might be? I will be going there soon to
look into the problem.

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at, NIC-Handle:RJS96
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