Write down the "migration document"

Simo Sorce idra at samba.org
Sat Nov 9 14:56:00 GMT 2002

If you're not in hurry wait for samba 3.0, otherwise you may use pwdum
plus the utility richard sharpe has just released to change the SID in
the profiles to have a smoother transition.

Btw you cannot yet move only the PDC or the BDC to samba, it is an all
or nothing situation

On Fri, 2002-11-08 at 18:10, Tommaso Di Donato wrote:
> Hi to all!
> First, thank you very muche to all af you for your work...
> Now, let's talk about serious things...   ;)
> I'm working for migrate my Microsoft NT4 PDC (and possibly also the BDC) to 
> a Samba server.. In the past I did a lot of tests, using stable versions... 
> It worked perfectly for network in which clients were Win98 only! But if I 
> want to migrate win2k clients, things are not so easy... I would like to 
> make everything as transparent as possible for the clients (my lan at work 
> is about 100 win2k...I can't change them one by one by hand...)
> So, now I downloaded samba3.0alpha20, and I prepared a small LAN to test 
> the things out... If I can do the trick, I would like to write down a small 
> paper ("how I did it", directly from "Frankenstein Jr").. Can someone help me?
> For SAmba 2.2.x I used pwdump to extract user and machine accounts, pstools 
> to grab domain sid, etc. But when I log on a Win2K, I can't use my old 
> profile (because of RID, I think).
> Lurking and asking, I discovered that there is a command, net rpc vampire, 
> that should extract all the infos from the old PDC. Is it right?
> If so, what are the steps? I can't find the sintax for the command in man 
> pages...
> thank you very much, to all of you.
> Bye
> Tommaso Di Donato
Simo Sorce - idra at samba.org
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