[Samba] Replacing WinNT 4 PDC with Samba PDC

Robert Adkins II radkins at impelind.com
Wed May 7 21:08:19 GMT 2003


	Currently Samab is unable to replicate the SAM database from an
Windows Domain Controller, which is part of the reason all of the Samba
documentation only points to creating a new domain.

	I understand that there are things in the work to give Samba the
ability to replicate the SAM Database, but that is likely some time off.

	You can, however, build a Samba BDC for a Samba PDC. It isn't
terribly difficult to configure.


	If you only have one server and no additional servers planned
for the time being. You needn't build an LDAP system. Over time as your
needs grow and you grow into having more then a few servers, you will
definitely want to utilize such a thing. That is just because
maintaining disparate passwd/group files will become rather difficult to
keep up with.

	Robert Adkins
	IT Manager/Buyer
	Impel Industries, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+radkins=impelind.com at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+radkins=impelind.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of
Dan Gapinski
Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 5:01 PM
To: Collins, Kevin; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Replacing WinNT 4 PDC with Samba PDC


were you looking for a drop-in replacement for your current PDC? That
require some doing. Like making it slave as a BDC before promoting it to
PDC, and I have not tried that, & don't know if its possible. The docs


----- 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> based) and Samba 2.2.8.
> Why do I need this?  Because I have an existing Exchange Server with a
> 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
> 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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