[Samba] Replace NT 4.0 with Samba PDC but keep PC WINS *Advice*
efeldhusen at chartermi.net
Tue Oct 4 21:09:05 GMT 2005
I'd highly recommend "Samba HOW-TO and Reference Guide" and "Samba 3 by
Example" for both questions below. "By example" starts with building a
samba server for a small workgroup, and then takes that example and
builds on it. The "HOW-To and Reference Guide" is THE how-to and
reference (yes, very clever on the title, aren't they?). You can
download both documents at http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/ in PDF or
html format for free or purchase the print editions at any online
store.. ie, Amazon, Bookpool, etc...
For the question regarding WINS, your samba server can be a WINS server
or connect to a WINS server, see Chapter 9, section 5 of the HOW-TO.
For conversion from a winnt PDC to samba PDC, see Chapter 34 of the
HOW-TO. I've converted several winnt PDC to samba PDC. The key
information isn't knowing samba, it's really understanding how a NT PDC
works, if you're not sure, that's going to make it more difficult. But
it can be done, quite easily.
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allmoto allmoto wrote:
> Yes, you can use samba as a PDC, and use another
> server as a wins server, but due to complications and
> very little and confussing documentation, and very
> little resources on using samba as a PDC, i wouldnt
> migrate that kind of network structure to depend on a
> samba as a pdc, im just trying to do the same for a
> small network of 11 pcs and im still fighting to do
> so, im not sure thats a good idea.
> But, this is only my opinion.
> --- SAMBA <SAMBA at arkansasurology.com> escribió:
>> I am in the process of researching and testing SAMBA
>> as a PDC.
>> The only thing I am uncertain about is that our
>> billing scheduling system is running WINS and our
>> 110 pc's are configured to use it for wins
>> resolution. I would like to leave WINS on that
>> system but can it coexist with a SAMBA server acting
>> as PDC
>> but not doing WINS?
>> I will be replacing an NT 4.0 PDC which has operated
>> with only one problem in 6 years with SAMBA. That
>> being said it hasn't been heavily used.
>> Step 1 I plan to bring up another NT 4.0 BDC on
>> the network and after it replicates the information
>> from the PDC take it off the network and place it in
>> my lab network.
>> Step 2 Then promote it to a PDC and test the
>> migration steps in the lab.
>> Step 3 I would like to just give the new SAMBA PDC
>> the IP of the current PDC and replace it.
>> Does this seem reasonable?
>> Any advice much appreciated!
>> Thank you,
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