[Samba] samba as PDC, win 2003 as bdc

Michael Wood esiotrot at gmail.com
Sat Nov 13 14:03:37 MST 2010


On 13 November 2010 18:32, Andreas Moroder <andreas.moroder at gmx.net> wrote:
> Hello,
> is it possible to add a wind 2003 machine as BDC to a samba domain.
> Is documentation documentation available ?

Samba 3 can work as an NT-style PDC, but does not support the native
PDC<->BDC replication protocol, so as Miguel said you can't have a
Samba 3 PDC and a Windows 2003 BDC.  (You also can't have Samba 3 as a

Samba 4 works as an Active Directory domain controller and supports
replication to other DCs using the native Active Directory replication
protocols.  So it works with other Samba 4 DCs and also Windows DCs.
It is, however, still alpha software, so if you find something doesn't
work, post to the samba-technical mailing list.

See the Samba 4 HOWTO for details:


See also:


Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>

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