[Samba] Changing samba PDC version but keeping the same IP address

Frank Bonnet f.bonnet at esiee.fr
Thu Jun 4 08:33:06 GMT 2009

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Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
> Frank Bonnet schrieb:
>> We are on the way to upgrade our PDC from 2.2.8 to 3.2.11
>> as we do not want to reconfigure the PDC IP address on several
>> hundreds of windows XP clients we have chosen to keep the same
>> IP address for the new PDC.
> Why you use IPs on the client instead of names? Here we resolve
> everything by Wins/DNS. So no need for using IPs.
>> The problem is windows clients does not update the name of network
>> drives and keep the old names even connected to the new PDC server
>> and it's new shares ...
> You mean the name of the server or from the shares?
> If you keep the IP you can also name the new server as the old one (what
> I would suggest). And if the shares also keep their names, nothing
> changes out of client sight.

it is the case

> How are the shares connected? If you use a logon script, you can change
> this.
> Just disconnect all old shares before you map it. And if the shares are
> mapped with "/PERSISTENT:NO", they are automatically disconnected after
> logoff.

OK I'm gonna try this

> And don't forget to set the domain SID of the new server to the one of
> your old server. Otherwise your clients doesn't accept the new server as
> PDC for the domain, even if the domain name is the same.

Of course the SID is the same

> Regards,
> Marc

Thanks a lot for your help.

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