[Samba] Advice for W2K migration to samba

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Mar 3 21:43:40 MST 2011

On Thu, 2011-03-03 at 09:17 +0100, Marcello Romani wrote:
> Hallo,
>      I'm running a W2K AD network with about 20 clients (mostly Windows 
> XP machines, some Ubuntu 10.04 clients). I also have a couple of samba 
> servers (debian 5) which are joined to the domain.
> I need to upgrade from W2K to something which is not EOL.
> The AD server is also a print server for the domain.
> I only have about 20 user accounts, so recreating them from scratch 
> would be not a big problem.
> Also, the user profiles are not stored on the server (no roaming profiles).
> I read samba4 is still in alpha stage (alpha14 is listed on the wiki), 
> but in terms of functionality provided is would the best replacement for 
> my AD server.
> I would be glad to hear from someone who has done the switch from W2K AD 
> to samba3 or samba4. Also, any advice or success/failure stories in 
> similar setups would be great.
> Thanks in advance.

This (Windows 2000 -> Samba4) certainly has been made to work, multiple
times.  Those successful migrations that I know of were via Windows 2003
due to an odd Kerberos interop issue between Samba4 and Windows 2000.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.

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