[Samba] Re: Migrating from NT4 to Samba/LDAP - Demoting PDC to domain member

clancyian at cel.ie clancyian at cel.ie
Fri Apr 8 21:36:48 GMT 2005

>> I'll second that - I've used UPromote a couple of times to
>> 'demote' a 'retired' NT 4 PDC to a member server. Worked
>> great - alas - not free.
> I have even demoted an nt4 pdc exchange 5.5 to a standalone server, and
> it came up without a problem afterwards.
> I used compaq servers with the Compaq SMART RAID Disk Controller. Even
> though I received warnings about possible issues (see
> http://utools.com/compaq.asp) it worked without a problem. MIND YOU: I
> did disable the write cache completely prior to the whole operation.
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Thanks everybody for their input. I'm going to attempt the migration at
the weekend so fingers crossed :).

Ian Clancy
IT Systems Engineer
Connaught Electronics Ltd.
Dunmore Rd,
Co. Galway,

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