[Samba] Migrate from two domains to one

John H Terpstra jht at Samba.Org
Thu Jan 13 21:27:13 GMT 2005

On Thursday 13 January 2005 11:10, Misty Stanley-Jones wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have two different domains right now, separated by a T1.  They both use
> the same LDAP server (on this side of the T1).  CORP is the domain with
> more users, and FURN has only a handful of users.  But right now FURN has
> its own PDC which is storing all of the users' profiles and home
> directories as well as some other files.  I would like to merge those users
> into the CORP domain, but I want them to use their own server for profiles
> and home directories, and I want some of their file shares to be available
> on both sides of the T1. I can do the shares easily by just mounting them
> locally I guess, but I am not sure how to go about having some users'
> profiles on one server, and others on another server.  Is this possible?

Sure can be done. It is a very common configuration. The users' profile in 
LDAP contains the path to the profile, so in effect user profiles can be 
stored across a variety of servers.

- John T.
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