[Samba]Re: NT4 to Samba 3 Migration

Philip Washington phwashington at comcast.net
Fri May 7 06:01:53 GMT 2004

Chris Cameron wrote:

> I've done the net rpc vampire and gotten all the user and machine
> accounts from the NT server, I've test logged in, checked permissions,
> set groups, tested some of our odd apps and it all looks good. The
> problem I'm having is switching the desktops, and keeping the
> (non-roaming) profiles.
Which backend are you using?
> I'd like to have it so everyone reboots their computer after the Samba
> switch over, and then have it so they can just log in as usual. Have the
> Samba PDC authenticate them and they get their (non-roaming) profile
> load up.
> However, I've found the user is unable to log in when the NT4 PDC is
> turned off and the Samba one turned on (no longer BDC of course).
I had the same problem, the passwords didn't get transfered with vampire.
I manually entered the passwords into the samba server using the 
smbldap-tools and then the user could log in.

After we were able to get the user logged in, the profile changed upon 
login.  I am not sure but this may be how it is supposed to operate or 
the best it can do.  If I understand the scenario you were shooting for, 
  this is also what we were expecting or hoping for.

  Hopefully someone here can either confirm or deny that this is the way 
it is, because we have put in a serious amount of head banging and hair 
pulling also.

  We had the system setup for local profiles.
  logon path=

> Am I missing something here, or is this just not the way it works?
> I've checked the domain SID on both the Samba and the NT server and they
> appear to be the same. I would have figured this was the problem for
> sure.
> I've been spinning my wheels on this far to long, so -any- help would be
> appreciated.
> Chris

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