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windows AD and samba PDC

 
iinfi1
Super Advisor

windows AD and samba PDC

i have a couple of questions.

1. I have a 4 Windows DC and a trust relationship exists between them. I want one of the windows DC to have a Samba Backup DC. Is it possible to achieve this with the trust relationship intact?
2. I have a 4 Windows DC and a trust relationship exists between them. I want to migrate one of the windows DC to Samba DC. Is it possible to achieve this with the trust relationship with the other Windows DC intact?

thanks.
4 REPLIES
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: windows AD and samba PDC

1) Samba cannot act as a Windows BDC.

2) You should read the SAMBA 3 HOWTO, there is detailed explanation about Trust Relationships.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
iinfi1
Super Advisor

Re: windows AD and samba PDC

thank you ivan..
i will read the samba how to. i v jus downloaded it.
when we are looking at migrating from windows DC to samba DC, will samba incorporate all the features of windows DC

and can migration be done will any samba built-in tools or you require any third party tool for it.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: windows AD and samba PDC

Shalom,

Samba is open source, and there is a standard published on http://www.samba.org website.

Samba can act as the primary domain controller.

This assumes no bugs on the mircrosoft side of the house.

Trust relationship should be possible as well between the windows boxes and the Samba PDC.

This is not something however I would try with a production system. Its a lab project.

References:
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/dw-esdd-samba-i.html

http://geeklab.wikidot.com/samba-pdc

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iinfi1
Super Advisor

Re: windows AD and samba PDC

thank you for the insight Steven