[Samba] Can't re-add NT box to domain

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Mon Mar 29 16:08:15 GMT 2004

On Mon, 2004-03-29 at 08:32, Chris Garrigues wrote:
> > From:  "Chris Tepaske" <chris at lincom.net.au>
> > Date:  Mon, 29 Mar 2004 16:11:23 +1000
> >
> > NT4 box are not known as DC only Win 2K and Win 2003 box are DC's in NT 4
> > you have a PDC or a BDC and yes you can not have a NT 4 PDC or BDC in a
> > Samba domain. In order for your NT 4 box to be either a PDC or BDC you would
> > have specified it during the install. In order to tell now I would look in
> > the Admin tools on the NT box and see if you can find server manager, open
> > it up and see what it says, it should tell you if you have a PDC or BDC. If
> > your server is a PDC then if you want to join the Samba domain you will need
> > to rebuild it as a member server.
> Based on the tests that both you and Craig suggested, it appears that the 
> system is *not* a DC.  Server manager doesn't say that it's either a PDC or a 
> BDC.  Also, my cohort, Jeff, is fairly certain that it wasn't a DC before.

If the option to join a domain is in the network properties, then it is
not a domain controller. If there is no option to join the domain, then
it was set up as a domain controller. It's not at all ambiguous.


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