Samba Domain Difficulty with a new File Server
I am in the process of upgrading the Linux file server at our International School to a new machine. I have installed Conectiva 10 with Samba to allow our Windows 2000 workstations to connect. Everything seems to be ok if I join the domain normally.
Basically the new server is supposed to be a newer replica of the old one. I copied all the samba files, passwd, groups, shadow, etc. from the old to the new. I want the configuration of the new one to be such that I can unplug the old one from the network, plug the new one in, and the workstations not know the difference upon logon.
But if I don't dis-join and rejoin our domain, the workstations don't recognize there is a domain (via samba). There are almost 200 workstations in our lan and I prefer to not have to dis-join and rejoin all of them.
So I guess my question is: Is it possible to facilitate this process I'm trying to accomplish? Am I missing some files, to be copied, from the old server that samba needs to talk to Windows? Or does Windows need to see a new key or something from the new server to make the communication happen? This info should be stored somewhere that I can copy to the new server, and I hopeit isn't inside each Windows machine...
If anyone has any info or ideas, I would greatly appreciate it.