[Samba] choose ad and netbios name

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Aug 3 08:38:59 UTC 2018

On Fri, 3 Aug 2018 10:20:43 +0200
basti mueller via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> I just want to migrate my samba nt4 to a AD. Now I'm on the "choosing
> active directory name and netbios name" chapter and saw the FAQ. 
> My current NT4 setup (in smb.conf) is:
> workgroup = COMPANY
> realm = COMPANY.COM
> netbios name = PDC
> If I don't miss something I can keep these settings/names. Is it
> right? Thanks!

Yes, provided 'company.com' isn't a registered domain name and the
domain isn't connected to the outside world.

However, as soon as you get your new AD domain up and running and know
everything is working okay, I would add another DC and then demote the
first DC. PDC is not a good name for an AD DC ;-)


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