[Samba] Adding a Windows Server down the road

John H Terpstra jht at Samba.Org
Wed Apr 13 18:50:02 GMT 2005

On Wednesday 13 April 2005 11:46, Josh Kelley wrote:
> Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> >What's wrong with running the windows server as a domain member.  There
> >is no way to import users (well, their passwords are the tricky part)
> >from Samba into AD that I know of.
> Microsoft provides the Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT).  As one
> of its features, it's supposed to let you import users from a NT 4
> domain.  Since a Samba server runs an NT 4 domain, any chance that ADMT
> would work?
> I'm guessing no, for the same reason that a Samba PDC can't take an NT 4
> BDC, but I thought that I'd mention it as a possibility and see if
> anyone knew if it would work.

Why don't you do a test installation of ADS and try it. Please let me know 
what happens. I'd appreciate your help in documenting this process to spare 
others from having to ask.

- John T.

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