[Samba] Samba PDC and Win2K BDC

Russell Anam anam at siriusbroadband.com
Fri May 16 18:45:28 GMT 2003

This is bad new. There is no alternative to this?

The main reason for wanting to install a Win2K server is 
we want to use System Management Server to maintain and 
update all the workstations in our organization (mostly 
windows). I don't think there is any linux alternative to 
SMS in Linux.



On 16 May 2003 11:50:29 -0400
  Robert Adkins <radkins at impelind.com> wrote:
>On Fri, 2003-05-16 at 11:30, Russell Anam wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Please forgive my ignorance if this is a old topic or is 
>> easy, I am rather new to these stuffs.
>> I have Samba running and authenticating properly in our 
>> Organization as a PDC. Now if I wanted a Windows 2000 
>> server as a BDC for that domain, it that possible (samba 
>> 2.2 or 3). I know the 3 alpha supports active directory. 
>> The Windows 2000 server will be a BDC for the Samba PDC. 
>> If this is possible where can I find the documentation 
>> this. (I already tried it and I didn't succeed)
>	That would be because it doesn't exist.
>	As far as I know, the current production use version of 
>Samba is unable
>to communicate to a Windows PDC or BDC while attempting 
>to act as a PDC
>or BDC itself. This has to do with the way that MS has 
>the SAM database,
>which contains all the PDC/BDC records, is programmed to 
>	Now, if you need a BDC, then you can make a Samba BDC, 
>only for a Samba
>PDC, at this time. This provides the extra benefits of 
>not only having a
>BDC, but also saves you all those MS License fees and 
>CALs that you
>would need in order to have that BDC operating.
>	Regards,
>	Rob

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