[Samba] samba 4 as a pdc and /etc/passwd

David Bear dwbear75 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 10:22:33 MDT 2014

Thanks for the rapid response. Apologies I was not more clear.

I want to stick with the standard NT 4 domain contoller style network.
Maybe next years I will think if migration to and ad dc. But for now, I
want the simplest path off the samba 3 domain controller that I have.

On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 9:18 AM, Rowland Penny
<rowlandpenny at googlemail.com>wrote:

> On 12/03/14 16:07, David Bear wrote:
>> I am remembering something wrong related to samba 4 and that there is no
>> longer a need to have machine accounts and user accounts exist in
>> /etc/passwd ? I want to set up a samba 4 domain controller as a bdc to a
>> samba 3 domain. Have the domain data base replicate and then shut down the
>> samba 3 pdc and promote the samba 4 to a pdc. It would be nice to ignore
>> having to migrate /etc/passwd because I did not set up ldap for the samba
>> 3
>> domain.
>>  I think that we are going to need a bit more info here. When you say
> 'bdc' & 'pdc' are you referring to the 'classic' samba setup, or do you
> expect to end up with an AD controller?
> If you want to end up with an AD controller, then what you are proposing
> will not work, an AD DC will never be a pdc in a NT domain.
> I think that you will have to go down the classicupgrade path here, but
> without further info, I cannot be sure.
> Rowland

David Bear
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