Conflict between NT-PDC and Samba 2.0.6
John J. LeMay Jr.
jlemay at njmc.com
Wed Jan 19 16:18:16 GMT 2000
How is this any different than adding an NT Server or Workstation to a
domain? The workstation or server CAN be predefined at the PDC or at a
BDC, but it is not necessary to do so.
On Thu, 20 Jan 2000, E.M. Snyder wrote:
> There's a fix on the NT side. We resolved this issue by changing the following
> value in the registry on the NT server:
> The registry path is
> The key is
> The value must be set to
> This makes the PDC the preferred Master Browser always. After rebooting, the NT
> server wins the browser election and does not detect another PDC on the
> network. The strange thing is that the SAMBA workstation still shows up as a
> What was more disturbing, actually, was that the owner of the True64 Unix (v5)
> workstation running SAMBA 2.0.6 never had to have his machine added to the
> Domain by the NT administrator. Does anyone know if that has changed in 2.0.6?
> Previously, SAMBA servers always had to be physically added to the Domain in
> question at the NT server. Big security implications otherwise.
> Eric S.
> >I'm having the same problem here with Samba 2.0.5a on a Linux box
> >fighting with NTS4/SP5. I'd love to find a resolution!
> >"Michael St. Laurent" wrote:
> >> I've got a Solaris 2.6 SPARC system running Samba 2.0.6 and an NT-4.0sp5
> >> PDC system. If Samba is running on the Sun system when the NT PDC is
> >> rebooted it (the NT system) complains that there is already another PDC in
> >> the domain. This should not be as far as I can see as I've tried
> >> specifically to configure the Samba systems not to do this and in fact
> >> prior to upgrading to Samba version 2.0.6 (from 1.9.18p10) it did not. I
> >> don't remember making any relevant configuration changes during said period
> >> but have included my smb.conf file below for your consideration. Please
> >> help... is this a Samba bug or just misconfiguration!?
> >> Thanks
> >> # Samba config file created using SWAT
> >> # from ismikes.hartwellcorp.com (10.11.21.9)
> >> # Date: 2000/01/12 17:20:03
> Eric M. Snyder Email: esnyder at isc.upenn.edu
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