[Samba] NT4 migration: does it get passwords too?

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 17:40:52 GMT 2007

I did a NT4->Samba migration recently and "net vampire" did copy over
all the information, users, machines, passwords.  However, the
unix-level accounts do need to be created 1st.  (The net vampire
command should indicate what accounts it could not migrate.)

Some accounts had issues due to capitalization.  for example, MS
Windows "Johnsmith" will not be able to login if the unix account is

On 9/25/07, Alexander Lazarevich <alazarev at itg.uiuc.edu> wrote:
> We've got samba 3 on linux fedora core 7 server. I'm trying to use the NT
> Migration Using the tdbsam backup (cahpter 9), from the Samba-Guide from
> samba.org. I've can setup a proper samba PDC with a tdbsam backend, and
> join an XP client to it, it all works. So then I change samba to be a
> backup domain controller for the NT4 domain, and follow the instructions
> to the tee. The migration seems succesful, the user accounts are migrated,
> but none of the passwords are migrated.
> Let me get this strait. Is the migration supposed to get the paswords? Or
> not? The actual command that does the work is 'net rpc vampire...', is
> that supposed to grab the passwords? Or is it just getting the objects,
> without passwords?
> Thanks,
> Alex
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