[Samba] problem switching PDC from NT4 to Samba

Josh Konkol susesambaboy at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 7 08:48:05 GMT 2002

You can't just simply tell NT to stop being a PDC.  The only way to 
accomplish this would be to re-install NT.  


On Thursday 07 February 2002 10:23, Albrecht Dreß wrote:
> Hi All!
> Please excuse me if this is a really dumb question, I am new to this
> list, and I am usually a pure unix user...
> I currently have a system with a NT4 SP6 PDC server and a Linux samba
> 2.2.0 (From SuSE 7.2) machine. My idea is to "downgrade" the nt box to
> a simple (not PDC) server, and to use the samba machine as PDC. This
> works great for '98 clients, but I was not able to add the NT machine
> to the "new" pdc. I followed the instructions (created a new domain,
> added a passwd entry and smbpasswd entry for the machine), and I was
> able to change the domain in the NT box (it told me that it joined the
> new domain successfully). However, it does *not* ask samba for password
> authentications, but still keeps its old user data base. Is there any
> "magic" to make NT forget this and ask samba instead? Furthermore, I
> noticed that the machine account's password in smbpasswd for NT box was
> not changed by joining the domain. Is this correct?
> Any help is welcome!
> Thanks in advance,
> 	Albrecht.

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