SOLVED! [Samba] PDC and BDC with LDAP and Samba 2.2.4

Gerald Carter jerry at
Wed Jun 5 13:09:01 GMT 2002

On Wed, 5 Jun 2002, Yannick Tousignant wrote:

> It's me again, with the solution to my problems.
> To get a working BDC, you have to kill samba, delete your
> secrets.tdb, create a MACHINE.SID and then restart samba. You
> will have to do this on the PDC and the BDC to have the same
> SID the the secrets.tdb file. Then machine account are valid
> even if you move your PDC, or you add a 2nd BDC, as long as you
> create the MACHINE.SID file before the first startup of samba.
> Don't forget, the MACHINE.SID file have to be the same on all
> domain controlers or machine account will be invalid.
> And ho, backup your MACHINE.SID file, samba deletes it when
> it convert the file to secrets.tdb!

So this did not work by simply copying secrets.tdb from 
the PDC to the BDC?

cheers, jerry
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