[Samba] Samba PDC/Windows BDC domain sync

Doug VanLeuven roamdad at sonic.net
Thu Mar 23 18:09:28 GMT 2006

James F. Hranicky wrote:
> I have everything in place to move to a Samba/Heimdal/OpenLDAP auth
> database and have just discovered that some of the Windows products
> we use are required to run on a domain controller. Since domain
> sync doesn't work between Samba and NT4 it looks like I'm stuck: 
> either ditch all the software we run on domain controllers, stay with
> our current 2-auth-db system, or move at least our Windows machines
> to AD, none of which I want to do.
> I appears that XAD 2.0 may be able to do what I want, and I'm checking
> on it's availablity, but I was wondering if anyone has any bright ideas
> for getting the Samba PDC to do what I want. Right now it looks like the
> best thing to do is to hack up a sync tool for WinNT <-> OpenLDAP to keep
> the passwords in sync.

Hi James,
Would you mind letting us know what product requires to be installed
on a domain controller?  I, for one, would like to shy away from ever
evaluating their product.

Regards, Doug

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