[Samba] Upgrading samba 3.3.x to 3.5.x old smbpasswd file and domainaccounts

Daniel Müller mueller at tropenklinik.de
Mon Jan 17 00:25:54 MST 2011

I think the old way having a machine join the domain was at first a entry
even in the passwd file called ex.: notetosh$:x:620:100:Workstation Account
So there need to be a shadow account:
This entry are all kept like users. If you make a pdbedit -L -w this entries
are shown as users.
So this entries should be exported as well.
But after all Samba/openldap is the better choice. You only have to export
your ldap database and import it to the next
Samba/openldap and almost ready to run.

Good Luck

EDV Daniel Müller

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Betreff: Re: [Samba] Upgrading samba 3.3.x to 3.5.x old smbpasswd file and

I would have thought you needed to have "unix" machine accounts in the 
passwd/shadow file.  Or are they using some sore of idmap allocation?

On 01/14/2011 04:34 AM, Götz Reinicke - IT-Koordinator wrote:
> Hi,
> I plan to update our main RedHat EL 5.6 samba server from samba 3.3.x to
> 3.5.x .
> What I noticed as our main challenge so far, is migrating the user and
> machine accounts from our old smbpasswd file to a tdbsam-.tdm fileformat.
> pdbedit -i smbpasswd:/etc/samba/smbpasswd -e tdbsam:/etc/samba/passwd.tdb
> throws a lot of errors regarding useraccounts which did not exist on the
> posix passwd/shadow side.
> If I remove the deleted accounts from the sambapasswd file as well, the
> convertion goes on.
> But what about the machine accounts which are in the smbpasswdfile and
> not in the passwd/shadow file?
> Thanks for any suggestion and comment.
> 	Regards . Götz

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