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Old 02-01-2008, 01:00 AM   #1
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Transparent Samba migration 2.2->3.0.23


I wan't to migrate accounts, roaming profiles and other shares from Samba 2.2 (Slackware) to Samba 3.0.23 (Debian).
It should be transparent for clients. I migrated linux user accounts, smbpasswd file and smb.conf. I can join new client to domain and it works ok, but when I'm trying to substitute old server with new (only for test clients in test network of course), I can connect only once, Windows XP client says after login that he can't find domain controler, and after logout I can't login anymore. Names of domain, controlers and SIDs are the same, but some how Windows after first login knows that this is not the domain it should be.

How to cheat Windows XP?

There is one more issue which (I thing) come out of the same problem: Windows Theme, Last programs (in start menu) not working in the new domain (I have copied profiles to new domain and add computer).

Does anyone know how to do it?

Many Thanks,
Old 02-11-2008, 02:13 AM   #2
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Problem solved!
I case someone will encounter same problems, solution below.

The only problem was that workstations periodicaly change the Machine Trust Account password, so when I was testing configuration by switching computer between networks with old and new samba server password changing causes the problems.

In real world I will (and I thing others did that that way) turn off old PDC, copy all files and turn on the new one without any problems.



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