[Samba] Re: shifting samba machine

Chris Lawder chris at number41media.com
Mon Jan 10 20:57:22 GMT 2005

When I moved our Samba PDC to a new box I found the following helpful


The section "How do I set up a Samba BDC?" explained to me how to 
properly move the private/MACHINE.SID.

My PDC was a freeBSD system so the system passwd, group type files were 
moved as per this posting I found...


Using those two docs I was able to get the new system running as the PDC.

Hope this helps


Abe Shelton wrote:

> Jim C. wrote:
>> | I tried this a week ago and afterward, none of the windows clients on
>> | our network would recognize "admin users" (Domain admins) as actual
>> ...
>> | admin users.
>> Could this have something to do with LDAP posixGroup's vrs.
>> groupOfNames?  posixGroup is outdated and cannot be used to gain access
>> to the database itself. This means that your admins would not be able to
>> do stuff like add/remove users but might be able to do things like
>> delete users files and stuff. If you want admins to be database admins
>> as well you need to add them to a groupOfNames type group also.
> We were not using LDAP at all - just flat /etc/passwd, /etc/group and 
> /etc/samba/smbpasswd files. There isn't anything special about our 
> setup, but still the transfer/shift of PDC machines never did work. 
> Perhaps I needed to port over the "SID" from the old PDC to the new?
> Abe


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