[Samba] NT4 SP3 PDC with MS Exchange 5.5 to Samba 3.x ldapbac ked PDC and MS Exchange 5.5 still

Robert Schetterer robert at schetterer.org
Fri Oct 28 12:16:21 MDT 2011

Am 28.10.2011 20:00, schrieb Chris Smith:
> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 1:51 PM, Derek Werthmuller
> <dwerthmu at ctg.albany.edu> wrote:
>> I did consider this, though the issue is what do I do with the existing NT4
>> PDC - I can demote this to BDC but from the samba docs samba PDC and Windows
>> BDC is not supported.  And I don't think it can demote the PDC to server
>> role.
> There is no supported NT4 PDC demotion scenario. But via registry hack
> I think you can demote to server and then become a member server. And
> Exchange 5.5 can run on member server.

for info
long time ago i tested exchange 5.5 / win2000 server working with a
samba pdc controller
it worked like charme, but thats years ago

these days you shouldnt use such setups, there are a lot of other
solutions, based on open source or ms solutions
exchange 5.5 is too much outdated

>> I'm also trying to be very careful not to make substantial changes to the
>> exchange host - I need that working for a short while longer.
> That's one reason for dealing with the VM's. I'll be able to test
> these changes in a separate virtual environment. Just would be nice to
> know if anyone has actually done this and, if doable, what the caveats
> and gotchas were.

Best Regards

MfG Robert Schetterer


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