[Samba] Move 3.0.10 PDC to server with diifferent hostname an IP address

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at interia.pl
Mon Jan 17 22:47:21 GMT 2005

Nicholas Brealey wrote:
> I want to move my Samba 3.0.10 server which is acting as PDC and
> WINS server to a new server with a differenent hostname and IP address.
> The old server is being used as a NIS+ server which means it would
> be very difficult for me to move the old hostname and IP to the new server.
> I have used the IP of the old server in the WINS server settings in DHCP
> and have set it by hand on a handful of PCs with don't get there IP 
> address by DHCP. I realise I will have to change that IP address in DHCP
> and the clients.
> I know what files I need to copy from one server to another.
> Is it sufficient to set netbios name = the old name on the new server 
> given that the old name will still correspond to the old server in DNS?

don't forget to set the localsid after you change the netbios name:

1) before you move:

# net getlocalsid

2) after you move:

# net setlocalsid SID......


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