[Samba] Samba 4 Consistent uid gid mapping across servers.

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Wed Oct 23 14:54:35 MDT 2013

On Wed, 2013-10-23 at 23:42 +0300, Gints Neimanis wrote:
> On 10/22/2013 11:15 PM, steve wrote:
> > On Tue, 2013-10-22 at 20:30 +0300, Gints Neimanis wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> Clean provision always is good idea, but I have >1000 existing user
> >> base, group policies and wished to keep them all.
> >
> > Hi
> > Don't rule out staring from nothing. In the time it takes to work out
> > how to do it with the existing db and schema, you can probably do it
> > manually with a bit of help from wbinfo beforehand. 2 of us did an 800
> > user school from nothing in a weekend. When you have all the users, just
> > use a big hammer on the file server to chown stuff. The GPO's only take
> > you a few mins once you have the OU's.
> Ok, no problem to recreate user data and settings on new clean Samba4, 
> chown, GPO and so on, but AFAIK passwords cannot be transferred without 
> cracking. I wanted to do  Win->Samba migration seamlessly for users and 
>   yes - later they don't noticed this switch.
> Now I just wanted to add uid to samba4 instead of current openldap server.
> Cheers
> Gints
> > Cheers and good luck,
> > Steve
> >
> >
OK. If you need passwords to be preserved too, then maybe the classic
upgrade is worth looking at, but usually there's still work to be done
afterwards. It boils down to your expertise and how much time you have
to do the conversion. Everyone wants seamless, but you rarely get it.

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