[Samba] Replacing WinNT 4 PDC with Samba PDC

Dan Gapinski DanGapinski at qsi-r2.com
Wed May 7 20:51:30 GMT 2003

Hi Kevin,

I found a huge wealth of good info in the following articles:

The new Samba-HOWTO-Collection at:

"The Unofficial Samba HowTo" by David Lechnyr (has a PDC section that's very
"Building a Primary Domain Controller with Samba" by Carla Schroder (filled
in some gaps)
http://networking.earthweb.com/article.php/10492_1570651_2  and

My best,
Dan Gapinski

----- Original Message -----
From: "Collins, Kevin" <KCollins at nesbittengineering.com>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 3:33 PM
Subject: [Samba] Replacing WinNT 4 PDC with Samba PDC

> Hi All!
> Thanks to all of you that responded to my previous posts.  I've gotten a
> more info now than I used to have!
> But I still have questions.  The biggest right now is:  Is there a way
> up a Samba PDC as a direct replacement for an existing Windows NT 4.0 PDC?
> All the material I've found to date is written from a standpoint of
> a new domain as you create the Samba machine.  This maybe what I have to
> in the end, but I would like to avoid it if possible.
> If there is a way, can someone point me to the right place for the
> HOWTO/Documentation?  As of right now, I'm not looking for an LDAP
> but if that's what it takes, then that's where I'll go.  For what it's
> worth, the setup will be on Red Hat's "ES" Server (with I think is RH 7.3
> based) and Samba 2.2.8.
> Why do I need this?  Because I have an existing Exchange Server with a 4GB
> Information Store that I would have to rebuild as well - not a pretty
> picture.  If I can build the Samba PDC as a replacement for the existing
> PDC, that's would what I'd like to do.
> Thanks,
> Kevin L. Collins, MCSE
> Systems Manager
> Nesbitt Engineering, Inc.
> (859) 233-3111 x24
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