[Samba] PDC appears to be BDC in server manager
gasch at eva.mpg.de
Tue Feb 13 21:06:33 GMT 2007
you're welcome :)
what does nmblookup DOMAIN#1b and DOMAIN#1c give you?
since everything is working this seems to be a cosmetic error?!?!
Martin Brook wrote:
> Many thanks Michael. That worked perfectly. (I think when I tried this
> previously I didn't delete browse.dat, and I don't think the lack of a
> properly working root account in samba was helping much either).
> If I could ask one more question - I've noticed that, in the SAM
> database, the account flags W and S for the two servers' machine
> accounts are the wrong way round.
> # pdbedit -Lv BIGSERVER$
> Unix username: BIGSERVER$
> NT username: BIGSERVER$
> Account Flags: [W ]
> # pdbedit -Lv LITTLESERVER$
> Unix username: LITTLESERVER$
> NT username: LITTLESERVER$
> Account Flags: [S ]
> shouldn't these be the other way round? according to the manpage:
> W: Workstation Trust Account
> S: Server Trust Account
> I suppose they are swapped because that was how they were when the
> accounts were migrated.
> I tried editing the flags with pdbedit but that's not allowed. I tried
> deleting and recreating the machine accounts but was unable to
> recreate them (so I restored the .tdb files from backup).
> Does it even matter, since everything is working now?
> On 2/11/07, Michael Gasch <gasch at eva.mpg.de> wrote:
>> hi again,
>> > 2. I somehow need to rename the server back to BIGSERVER, but I'm not
>> > sure how to do this without breaking things again.
>> assuming you have a small net work w/ only one DC (samba) and no trusts
>> this should be no problem.
>> - stop all samba processes on the PDC. rename it in smb.conf.
>> - make sure that there's no hostname entry in any configfile on your
>> samba DC that points to LITTLESERVER (e.g. you could grep for it 'grep
>> -ir LITTLESERVER /etc/*' - everything should be BIGSERVER otherwise this
>> could lead to inconsistencies)
>> - delete browse.dat and wins.dat
>> - start nmbd
>> - on another linux system do the following:
>> - nmblookup -M YOURDOMAIN
>> - nmblookup YOURDOMAIN#1b
>> - nmblookup YOURDOMAIN#1c
>> this should always list your samba server (at least after 1 minute).
>> you can also force samba to be the local master in your network (inkl.
>> preferred master). then start smbd.
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