[Samba] samba 3.60 vs Windows 7 and a PDC replacement

Jorell JorellF at fastmail.net
Wed Oct 12 22:45:45 MDT 2011

All Samba 3.x are NT-Style Domains (requires NetBIOS) and Samba 4 is 
Active Directory Services (ADS) (requires DNS).
Samba 3.x cannot also be a domain controller with windows servers, 
however Samba4 can also be a domain controller with windows servers.
Chances are your Windows Server is Active Directory Services.

here is some light reading:

On 10/12/2011 6:52 PM, Lumeng Lim wrote:
> I have the same problem.
> we tried with samba 3.4 and win7 just can't be joined to samba pdc and
> winxp isnt loading the domain user properly.
> tried the registry hack with no avail too
> -------- Original Message --------
> *Subject: *[Samba] samba 3.60 vs Windows 7 and a PDC replacement
> *From: *Michael da Silva Pereira <michael at tradepage.co.za>
> *To: *samba at lists.samba.org
> *Date: *Thu Oct 13 03:28:33 2011
>> Hi,
>> I am scratching my hair a bit with a situation to replace a Windows
>> SBS with
>> something more usable and less rubbish :)
>> I have 2 basic queries:
>> 1.) With samba 3.60 do I still need to the registry hack on windows 7 to
>> join the domain?
>> 2.) Could I simple kill the SBS box, and advertise my smb as the existing
>> domain. (Obviously creating the same users, and possibly manually
>> adding all
>> the computers to the domain).
>> It's a very big network and going to a few hundred machines doing a reg
>> hack, and then joining a domain and copying profiles is just not an
>> option
>> at this stage :(
>> Any advice would be much appreciated.
>> Kind Regards,
>> Michael da Silva Pereira

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