[Samba] Samba PDC and Win2K BDC
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:
>> 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.
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