[Samba] Re: Workstation Trust Accounts

Steve Langasek vorlon at netexpress.net
Fri Jan 24 17:22:01 GMT 2003

On Fri, Jan 24, 2003 at 05:51:49PM +0100, Nicki Messerschmidt, Linksystem Muenchen GmbH wrote:
> Steve Langasek wrote:
> >> Let me guess. If I do it this way samba acts as a pdc but the
> >> clients do not try to update their accounts? Are there any
> >> drawbacks using this technique?
> > That makes them act as BDCs instead of all trying to be a PDC.
> > Trying to deploy multiple PDCs in an NT4 domain and syncing
> > between them will introduce nasty race conditions that should
> > be avoided.

> But we don't have multiple PDCs in _one_ domain. We have five PDCs in
> _five_ domains plus one master server which acts as "administrative"
> Server where all Useraccounts are entered but which has no samba
> running. Does it still work then, if I let the now PDCs be BDCs?

Then I don't understand what problem you're having.  What isn't working
in this scenario?  Are you trying to synchronize the machine accounts
between the domains?  (If you're doing that, *why* do you have separate

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer
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