[Samba] PDC BDC should I or shouldn't I?
qgriffith at edm1.com
Thu Jul 18 07:25:03 GMT 2002
Thanks for your response, that is the big thing I am worried about is
having the PDC and the BDC talk to each other we have only needed to go
to the BDC once in 7 years, but I don't think I can fly it by my boss
telling them we will no longer have a BDC. Can you also have the
Windows client add themselves to the domain with out you having to
change anything on the Samba box? Did you find good documentation when
you set it up?
James Bear wrote:
>I am using Samba 2.2.3a as a PDC. It does everything you ask if it would
>do. I log in with W98, W2K, and WXP. It all works very well. I do not,
>though, have a BDC.
>Montpelier Public School
>322 Bailey Avenue
>Montpelier, ND 58472
>james.s.bear at sendit.nodak.edu
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Quenten Griffith" <qgriffith at edm1.com>
>To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
>Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2002 8:51 AM
>Subject: [Samba] PDC BDC should I or shouldn't I?
>>Hello everyone I hope this is the right place to post this question. I
>>have all but eliminated all Microsoft servers in my current work
>>environment, expect two boxes, which are our PDC and BDC, they also are
>>the DNS, Dial in With Rocket Port Card, DHCP, Winslookup servers. I
>>would like to remove these NT boxes and replace them with a nice shiny
>>new Linux box running Samba. Reading some of the FAQ's on samba.org
>>about PDC and BDC has me a bit worried and wondering if I should wait
>>till version 3.0 of Samba is released. Since I saw in one documentation
>>that PDC will be fully enabled in that version. I am wondering if any
>>one has and success or horror stories with setting up a PDC with Samba.
>> My co workers will need to be able to do the following;
>>Log in from WIN98, WIN2K, NT 4.0 (and maybe at some point XP) *I am
>>afraid I will never be able to switch workstations to Linux and I am
>>stuck with Windows Products*
>>Change their password when it expires (with out having to log in to a
>>Map Drives and of course access them.
>>Have Roaming Profiles
>>Share Printers that are hooked up to Jet Directs
>>Add new machines to the network with out me having to do anything on the
>>Linux box (such as with Win2k when you assign a new machine to the
>>network you give it the domain controller and your username and password
>>and it will add to it)
>>I will take care of adding new users when they come along or write a
>>script that does everything automaticly. I will also need the box to be
>>able to talk to a BDC and sync up with it. Which will be another Samba
>>box. I see this though in one of the FAQ's
>>"These things are not expected to work in the foreseeable future:
>> Trust relationships
>> PDC and BDC integration"
>>Which worries me a little. If anyone can provide good feedback such as
>>should I wait till version 3.0 of Samba comes out to try this or is this
>>not doable yet or good documentation or books on this subject I would
>>appreciate it. I plan on using 2.2.5 version of Samba to try this.
>>Thank you for your time, and if this is the wrong place to post this I
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