[Samba] Re: Migration NT4 domain to Samba/LDAP howto

Jonathan Johnson jon at sutinen.com
Wed Oct 25 15:24:52 GMT 2006

On 10/18/2006 5:56 AM, Veronica Hill wrote:
> On 18 Oct 2006, at 22:28, Paul van Noort wrote:
>> Thanks for the help.. I got some reading matter for the upcoming fall
>> holiday ;-)
>> Questions so far that come to mind are:
>> My current Windows 2003 server must stay! It is the Application
>> server: can
>> Samba act as a PDC with this machine in its domain? Or will win2003
>> try to
>> take over. It is just a member server.. Not a BDC.
> It can be a domain member server in a samba domain.  Remember that the
> samba domain is an NT4 style one
>> Can i map the current users on my NT domain to LDAP users on my LDAP
>> directory. These users have an a-mail account and password in place!
>> Will
>> this cause headaches?
> Possibly although this will be quite a project for you.  You may not
> be able to use the generic smbldap scripts to vampire the users out of
> your old NT4 domain.  I would suggest taking a copy of your ldap
> databases and then running a vampire to a brand new server with it
> being set up as a master ldap server.  It may be that the
> smbldap-tools will add the relevant samba parts to your already
> existing ldap users, as long as the ldap users have the same usernames
> as your nt4 users.....
> Bye Veronica
If you wish to use your LDAP mail server as the authentication server,
be aware that this will involve expanding the LDAP schema to include the
fields necessary (things like login scripts, SIDs, profiles, logon
hours, etc.). No, I can't tell you how to do it, because LDAP is way
over my head.

-Jon Johnson
Sutinen Consulting, Inc.

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