David Collier-Brown David.Collier-Brown at
Wed Aug 2 13:01:01 GMT 2000

Surafel Getachew wrote:
> I want to know if it is possible to use SAMBA server
> as primary domain controller.  End users are using
> Windows NT/2000.  I aslo want to know (if it does
> work) how this works in respect to my end users.

	Firstly, you posted to samba-technical, which is the
	internal abd bug-fix list: you probbaly wanted
	samba at, the how-to list.
> Message posted on 07/01/00

	If you already have PDCs in your organization,
	and **demand** a PDC, you're out of luck.

	Samba 2.0.7 can be an authentication, print and file
	server, which is what a pdc **does**, but it
	can't be a Microsoft pdc or bdc.  That requires
	samba-tng, an experimental version of the program.

	Samba 2.0.7 will interoperate properly with
	Windows 2000, and can be a "member server" in
	a windows domain, under the control of a PDC.

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