[Samba] Local accounts and AD

George Farris farrisg at cc.mala.bc.ca
Fri Jun 15 15:49:52 GMT 2007

On Fri, 2007-15-06 at 07:37 +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 14, 2007 at 03:50:13PM -0700, George Farris wrote:
> > > If you need to have the tdbsam-defined users also log on
> > > locally to XP, you can make your samba box a domain
> > > controller for a separate domain and establish a trust to
> > > from you AD to the Samba domain.
> > 
> > I can't establish a trust because AD is running in native mode.  To
> > establish a trust domain AD must be running in mixed mode.  At least
> > this is how I understand the problem.
> That's a wrong assumption. You can certainly use a trust in
> native mode. The only thing you can not do anymore is
> install an NT4 BDC into the domain that was converted to
> native.

That's fantastic, none of the documentation I've ever read suggested
such thing.  Everything always mentioned it must be mixed mode.   Even
the Samba docs say this and I read them religiously!!


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