[Samba] Ultimate PDC Upgrade

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon Feb 9 01:17:00 GMT 2004

On Mon, 2004-02-09 at 09:36, Kevin Kallsen wrote:
> Samba folks:
> The title maybe indulgent, but I wanted to get everyone's attention.  I
> currently run mandrake 9.0 (FILESERVER) with samba 2.2.8 running as a PDC
> and file server for 20 WinXP workstations.  We bought a new server to
> replace (FILESERVER).  However, I want to install mandrake 9.2 and samba 3.0
> on the new server -then I want the new server also to replace the PDC of the
> old server.  I want to do this without having to reset all the workstations
> to a new PDC.  Is there a way to copy the SID from the old PDC to the new
> PDC so this is seamless transition?

Simply copy all the tdbs/smbpasswd files etc to the new server, and
things should should be fine.

secrets.tdb, smbpasswd are the most important, but just bring the lot

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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