[Samba] Samba pdc, Norton Ghost enterprise edition and joining the domain?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Jan 4 01:30:00 GMT 2003

On Thu, 2002-12-19 at 00:53, Lars O. Grobe wrote:
> Hi List.
> We have a Samba 3.0pre21 PDC set up here on our prim. fileserver. We use 
> Windows 2000 SP2 on our PC clients. We install clients with system images 
> from disk and than install applications from one central machine running 
> Norton Ghost EE.
> Ghost has the functionality not only to install the software from the 
> "console" on the ghost server, but it is also able to make the clients join 
> the domain. So we would not have to go to the client, log in as admin and 
> join the domain, but could make this part of our remote installation 
> procedure.
> However, we have not been able to do this with our samba pdc. Is there 
> anybody out there with a similar configuration and attempts to integrate 
> Ghost into a Samba-controlled domain? Or are there other (better) ways to 
> "remot-join" the domain?

I would love to see this kind of software work - and work well - with
Samba.  It could certainly make some administration jobs much easier.

Any chance you can do some digging and figure out how ghost is doing
it?  Does it require that it be installed on the PDC, or can it run on
any server?  (makes it much easier to sniff what's going on if it must
use the net :-)

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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