[Samba] Re: Hot to configure Samba 3 as PDC and BDC for a Windows network

Chuck Chauvin clchauvin at edcaugusta.com
Fri Sep 17 21:38:48 GMT 2004

In 2.2.4 I had to change the registry in Windows XP in order to join a Samba 


Change the value of




of course I am using 2.2.4 so it may be different for Samba 3

Chuck Chauvin

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From: ksun at ABINITIO.COM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Sent: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 19:23:52 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: [Samba] Re: Hot to configure Samba 3 as PDC and BDC for a Windows

> Hello John,
>         I also like your books "Samba-3 by Example: and :The 
> Official Samba-3 Howto and Reference Guide".
>         Between these books, I managed to test the procedure of 
> migrating our existing NT4 PDC to Samba PDC.
>         The migration is successful for the most parts. I am able to 
> verify that the users/group SIDs/Passwords are correct. 
>         However, Windows 2000/XP computers failed to find the samba 
> Domain Controller. They can rejoin the domain without any problem. 
>         I verified that the SIDs in 2000/XP is the same as the 
> corresponding one in LDAP backend and there is a SambaNTPassword 
> entry but I don't have a way to check if they are migrated correctly.
>         I have no clue how Window 2000/XP determines if an expected 
> domain is available and what are the conversations between the 
> workstation, samba, and ldap. I monitored the tcpdump during the 
> time a Windows XP started loging in as a domain user and the time it 
> failed not being able to find a domain, most of the traffic is to 
> the LDAP server. What was it looking for?
>         I believe eventually I would see a sesson in your books on 
> What Went Wrong With Mirgration (WWWM). Can I have a preview of that 
> Session now???
>         Thank you very much!
> -- Kang Sun
> ksun at abinitio.com
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