[Samba] Migrating Win2000 PDC to Samba4 AD

Lukas Gradl samba.org at ssn.at
Fri Mar 15 10:48:40 MDT 2013


We want to replace an old Win2000 Server (PDC). As we've already some  
Samba4 AD-Controllers up and running we would like to migrate to that  

Unfortunatly we're not really good at Windows-Stuff - our main Focus  
ist Linux.

So perhaps someone could point as to a good (and ideally painless :-))  
way to migrate.

So the current setup is:
A single Win2000 PDC used mainly as File- and Printserver on some  
ancient Hardware. Clients run WinXP and Win7.

What we want to achieve:
A Samba4 AD server offering File- and Printservices on new Hardware.  
(Later on we add another Samba4 Server in the same AD which we've  
already done on another Installation, so no problem here)

What we consider as possibly helpful things we have available: A  
Windows 2003 License and a Win2008R2 License which is currently unused.
All new hardware is virtualized, so it's no problem to setup some  
additional server as intermediate step if necessary.

So, any Windows-Guru available that can help us with that task and  
without having to recreate the whole Windows domain with all it's  
users and rejoining and reconfiguring all client-PCs?


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