[Samba] Migrating user accounts Samba 3.5.3 to Windows 2003 (2008)

Michael Wood esiotrot at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 01:33:20 MDT 2011

On 18 October 2011 17:58, ITSEF Admin <itsef-admin at brightsight.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I need some help with the following problem:
> I need to migrate a bunch of user accounts to another domain on a Windows 2003
> server (eventually to 2008R2, but that step seemed to big to do in one go).
> To keep all access rights etc. correct, I need to get the SID history set
> correctly as well.

Another possibility might be to upgrade to Samba 4 using:
samba-tool domain samba3upgrade

I am not sure if/how you would migrate them to a Win2k3 server after
that if the Windows box is already set up, but if not, you could
probably just join the Windows box to the Samba 4 box as a DC after
the upgrade and then, if necessary, remove the Samba4 DC from the

People on the samba-technical list will have more information
regarding Samba 4 and samba-tool domain samba3upgrade.

Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>

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