FW: [Samba] RPC Error with PC Netlink

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Mon May 21 23:35:37 GMT 2007

Thanks for the advice.  I had played with NT4 a little bit to see if I could
use it for setting up a resource domain for windows 2003 machines-  since it
looks like you can join Windows 2003 machines to an NT4 domain (so why PCNL
can't I don't know), and then establish trusts between NT4 and PCNL.  I
didn't really want to have NT4 machines in my enviroment any longer than
necessary so I abandoned this approach.  But it sounds like a good tool for
PCNL-to-Samba.  Maybe I could do I vampire dump straight from PCNL?

I may be better off to get the PCNL-to-SAMBA migration out of the way before
trying to bring the Windows 2003 machines into general service than vice

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces on Behalf Of Volker Lendecke
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 4:32 PM
To: Gaiseric Vandal
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] RPC Error with PC Netlink

On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 01:30:21PM -0400, Gaiseric Vandal wrote:
> Sun has definately dropped PC Netlink in favor of Samba (ironically 
> after pushing PC Netlink's superiority.)    My  eventual challenge is to 
> smooth migration from PC Netlink to Samba.  In the short term I am 
> trying to link in some Windows 2003 machines terminal servers.    In 
> both cases I had hoped to have trusts between the old domain and the 
> new
> domain so we didn't need an additional set of accounts and passwords.  
> (Even if someone has the same username and password on two separate 
> non-trusting domains I don't think it will be seemless.) 
> I am less then happy that Sun has not sufficiently supported PC Netlink 
> to even this level.   
> I am going to try samba v 3.0.22 -  since I saw some posts re changes 
> in
> winbindd with 3.0.23 and after.

The smoothest way to migrate the domain off PC Netlink is to install a NT4
(!) BDC to suck down the user db, then cut the network between PC Netlink
and the BDC, then promote the BDC to a PDC from which you can vampire the

A colleague of mine has successfully done this for a 13.000 user domain.

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