[Samba] upgrade from 2.2.x to 3.0.0

Andrew Gaffney agaffney at skylineaero.com
Tue Jan 6 17:17:07 GMT 2004

Andrew Judge wrote:
> I upgraded (a side by side migration) from RH 7.3 to RH EN v.3 and one of
> the packages was samba acting as a PDC.  Was working beautifully, but now
> some XP machines don't see the new server at login.  Password are cached so
> not a huge problem.  One machine didn't cache the password.  I deleted the
> machine account from the samba PDC, put it into a workgroup.  I then tried
> to add it to the domain and I get "can not find user" as root.  root is
> there and valid.  When I use a bad password for root, it says that I am
> using a bad password - so it sees the user?  Nothing unusual in the logs and
> event viewer.
> I migrated by:
> 1. copying passwd, shadow, group
> 2. copying smbpasswd
> 3. creating the ntadmin group
> 4. modifying the smb.conf file

I ran into this same problem. There is one more thing you need to do:

net groupmap modify ntgroup="Domain Admins" unixgroup=ntadmin

Andrew Gaffney
System Administrator
Skyline Aeronautics, LLC.
776 North Bell Avenue
Chesterfield, MO 63005

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