Some notes on Netlogon SAMSYNC

Tim Potter tpot at
Mon Jul 8 17:15:16 GMT 2002

On Sun, Jul 07, 2002 at 04:30:27PM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:

> I've been messing about with some of the SAMSYNC stuff, in particular
> hoping that a domain member might be able to request a list of users.
> Unfortunetly not, it looks like this is restricted to BDCs.

Yes.  You have to be a BDC.  This would be really neat for winbindd
since you don't have to be constantly having to request user lists as
they would all be stored locally.

> Also, it appears that Win2k doesn't send passwords even to BDCs - I
> presume this means that there are some more flags and stuff to sort out
> there...

I haven't tried it with win2k.


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