[Samba] Re: Migrating from NT4 to Samba - correct strategy - SOLVED

Josir Gomes josir at ig.com.br
Thu Feb 10 14:47:20 GMT 2005

Hi folks,

I change the domain name (without using the net rpc vampire) and it 
works gracefully !

After Beast tip, I've looking around the config parameters and After I 
run 'net groupmap list | sort', I notice that there are both SIDs users 
(the old and the new server) (???)

Also, after reading again the Samba HOWTOs, I notice that I didn't 
register the machine names but the authentication works fine.

The only problem that I encountered: Printer attached on WinXP stations. 
When I log using Samba domain and try to print something, the WinXP 
(Printer Server) halts saying that the user don't have privileges to use 
the share and ask for a password.

Any tip?

> Josir Gomes wrote:
>> Thanks for replying.
>> There´s just 20 clients on each domain and they have the same name and 
>> password on both domain. I could simply change the domain name on each 
>> station but all users will loose their local profiles.
>> So I imagine that it is more productive to simply change the domain 
>> name and turn off the old NT server. Is there any pitfall that I can 
>> encounter ?
>> Simply changing the domain name in the smb.conf is enough ? It´s easy 
>> as that ?
> You have to match the domain SID and machine/user SID also. Once 
> matched, client will not able to see that they're login to samba instead 
> of old NT.
> You can use net rpc vampire to obtain all information about SID and 
> password.

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