[Samba] How to disable PDC

Alan Munday samba at brightheadtechnology.com
Tue Jun 21 20:58:37 GMT 2005

John H Terpstra wrote the following on 21/06/2005 19:53:
> On Tuesday 21 June 2005 12:41, Matt Schwartz wrote:
>>Unfortunately, with NT you can not demote it from a DC.  You have to
>>reinstall the software as a member server
> No! It can be demoted using a commercial software package called Upromote.
> See http://utools.com/UPromote.asp for further info.
> - John T.


Thanks, though from the FAQ:

"Windows NT Small Business Server

Q: Is UPromote compatible with Windows NT Small Business Server?

A: No. SBS is hard-coded to always be a PDC. It lacks the intrinsic capability to run as a standalone server."

Presumably, if you uninstall SBS, you might then be able to remove the DC capability?


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