[Samba] Windows 2003 to join Samba PDC

Christian christian at telemack.net
Thu Dec 14 18:03:27 GMT 2006

I just wanted confirmation that Windows 2003 server will not accept old
samba (pre 3.0.x) SID format :
- I tried to make a 2003 join a Samba 3.0.23d, upgraded from 2.x => failed
- Tried to join a Samba 3.0.23d out of the box => ok

Here is the SID format on "old" box :


On the new one :


Now it will really bother me to reinstall all the computers of my company
so that the 2003 server can join the domain.
Do you know a workaround to make 2003 accept the old format, like manually
entering the domain and machine SID ?

Thanks -


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