[Samba] nt migration concerns
John H Terpstra
jht at samba.org
Fri Oct 7 16:47:13 GMT 2005
On Friday 07 October 2005 01:27, Simon Faulkner wrote:
> > 1. what are the catches or gotcha's that i have to anticipate?
> > 2. what approach should i take before i take the leap?
> > 3. do i need ldap for samba pdc?
> > 4. it simpliest terms what does ldap do?
> > 5. just in case can i make our current nt4.0 become bdc?
> > 6. having samba pdc, is it possible to authenticate from nt 4. bdc?
> > 7. any other tips?
> I am struggling with this move at the moment Jeisma, but only with 10
> 1. - The main gotcha I am having is to make the clients think it is the
> same PDC and thus not make a new profile.
> 2. - PLAN and TEST -
Migration of an NT4 domain to Samba-3 is best described in chapter 9 of the
book, "Samba-3 by Example" - this is available in hard-copy print from
Amazon.Com (ISBN 013188221X) or in PDF from:
Please contact me if you have any problems with the steps that have been
> 3. - No. But, with 300 clients you will wish that you did!
> 4. - It is a directory for storing usernames and passwords that you can
> use for logging on
> 5. - No
> 6. - No
> 7. - Replicate your NT4 and setup a test network in the Laboratory.
> Have the NT4, Samba and a couple of clients and do a complete trial move
> making notes.
> This is a tough one because you need to switch and it's VERY difficult
> to move back once you have gone.
> Good luck...
John H Terpstra
Phone: +1 (650) 580-8668
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