[Samba] Changing PDC Domain name

Dwight Tovey dtovey at emergecore.com
Wed Oct 12 14:54:54 GMT 2005

Jeremy Allison said:
> On Tue, Oct 11, 2005 at 12:13:32PM -0600, Dwight Tovey wrote:
>> Thanks.  So if the domain name is changed, we can just declare that
>> this is an entirely new setup.  In that case, should I delete all the
>> tdb's?  I can probably delete the machine accounts from LDAP to force
>> them to rejoin.  Would I need to recreate or update anything in the
>> user or group entries?
> That's easiest.
>> BTW: How does the SID get generated?  At one time I wound up with a
>> sambaDomainName LDAP object that had a SID different from any other
>> SID in LDAP.  I have no idea what I did to trigger this though and I
>> haven't been able to duplicate it yet.
> The SID is generated randomly on startup if one isn't found in the
> secrets.tdb.
> Jeremy.

Ah.  Thanks.  That probably explains how I got a different SID in that one
instance.  I had an older version of Samba running, then when I went to
upgrade to 3.0.20a I move the old /usr/local/samba aside (along with
secrets.tdb) and then installed the new version.  On starting the new
Samba, it probably generated a new SID for me.  I figured it was a PEBKAC.

Thanks for the help.

Dwight N. Tovey
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