[Samba] Help: could samba 3.0.0 be backed out to a NT BDC ?

Larry Liu larry.liu at Sun.COM
Tue Oct 7 17:03:25 GMT 2003

Thanks John, for the confirmation. 

We know your documentation mention about " Samba-3 cannot function as a 
BDC to an MS Windows NT4 PDC, and Samba-3 can not function correctly as 
a PDC to an MS Windows NT4 BDC. Both Samba-3 and MS Windows NT4 can 
function as a BDC to its own type of PDC" in Chapter 6

In case of the new Samba 3.0.0 PDC can not handle the load from the 
domain,  is there any other way to back out it back to NT4 with the 
current SAM data?  Third party utility?

John H Terpstra wrote:

>On Tue, 30 Sep 2003, Larry Liu wrote:
>I have found that the easiest way to migrate from NT4 to SAmba3 is to:
>1. Use tdbsam as a medium for migration.
>2. Before migrating accounts:
>	i. Make sure that you configure your smb.conf carefully
>	ii. Include all the "user/group/machine scripts"
>	iii. Do NOT run smbd before vampire is run.
>3. Set up the smb.conf for a Samba-BDC
>4. Join the domain before running vampire
>5. Then finally run vampire.
>IF you want to use an LDAP or smbpasswd backend, use pdbedit to migrate
>the database.
>- John T.
>>Larry Liu
>>Robert Inerbickler
>>NT Migration Team
>>Sun Microsystems

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