[plug] Samba as a PDC
jlmiller at mmtnetworks.com.au
Mon Dec 12 10:18:09 WST 2005
I've been watching this thread for awhile and I'm not sure if you mentioned your settings in the smb.conf set correctly as a PDC?
Also do you have any other Windows systems in the network besides the XP PC (how many XP's or windows systems do you have on the network). Reason I ask is because during the initialisation phase I remember the there is a domain election, but it's a negotiation between system (windows) that determines who will be the PDC. It's based on a eection number , if your XP are higer than the samba server then your network would think that a XP is a PDC.
Try the following change the election number in the smb.conf higher than 32 as the default XP election is 16.
>>> something.rotten at gmail.com 1:47:38 pm 9/12/2005 >>>
I can access the server by going \\server from windows no problem but
I just cant get the domain control to work yet.
I have been struggling to find good docs, if you know of any, let me know!!
On 12/9/05, Walter HILL <regfrem at connect.net.au> wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-12-06 at 11:34 +0800, Chris Watt wrote:
> > Still having trouble.
> > Have reformatted XP Machine 3 times to try and get it to connect but
> > no luck. Was waiting on a new method but no one got back to me. If I
> > could get hold of a copy of that manual that'd be fantastic.
> > ~Chris
> According to the SAMBA manual it should be done six times - joking..
> I used a Fedora Core 3 box as a PDC. Can the Windows box see the Domain.
> Can you "net view" the Linux box from the Windows host?
> Interestingly I've just set up an OS X server as a PDC (Apple use SAMBA)
> and it worked very well after ironing out a few permission issues.
> With the Fedora PDC I created machine accounts first with OS X it was
> done on the fly. I can't remember which version of SAMBA came with Core
> 2. There were specific instructions for creating machine accounts and
> the naming convention of the machines.
> Have you got name resolution working on your network?
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