[Samba] Changing samba PDC version but keeping the same IP address
tkb at alltechmedusa.com
Fri Jun 5 12:34:20 GMT 2009
Frank Bonnet wrote:
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> Toby Bluhm wrote:
>> Frank Bonnet wrote:
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>>> We are facing a bit boring problem
>>> 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.
>>> 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 ...
>>> I suspect there are some caching mechanisms that are not completely
>>> cleaned (!!!) by windows.
>>> Any infos on "how to clean widows caches" are welcome.
>> If I understand you correctly, you mean everything is working just fine,
>> but the server name displayed in file explorer for the network drive
>> letter is still the old server name.
>> If that's it, check the registry:
>> Delete the entries for the server & it will automatically refresh to the
>> current setting.
> Thanks for the answer, but I have a problem to do that on our ~800
> windows PC ...
> Is it possible to do it remotely or automate-it during boot up time ?
Something like this in your login script - should be all one line.
/v servername_or_IP /f
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