PDC is short for Primary Domain Controller. Primary Domain Controllers have not existed since Windows NT. Certain SAMBA configurations can make a *nix server act as a PDC to Windows clients. If you are not using this tag in that sense, or in reference to a Windows NT4 domain, you should not be using ...

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Time Sync Issue for vm PDC on HyperV

I am a bit new the this forum. Not sure where to start but I basically found an article on this forum about HyperV Time Sync for VM Domain Controller. The owner of the post described the problems that ...
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Samba4.2 & ubuntu 13.10 session setup failed: NT_STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND

I have ubuntu 13.10 with samba 4.2 I use samba with internal DNS. My smb.conf # Global parameters [global] # interfaces = 192.168.0.1 workgroup = BAGCHE realm = BAGCHE.RU ...
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Samba not using variables in smb.conf

For some strange reason samba doenst parse any of the % variables i use in smb.conf. u use centos 6 64Bit and samba is installed with yum via surnet-samba repo. %u %U are not working even %v doesnt ...
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hyper-v server time sync source - PDC / external NTP?

The environement: 10 Hyper-V hosts, all AD joined a lot of VMs AD joined and some not some AD DCs including PDC as Guests What You think is the best approach to time sync a hyper-v farm with AD ...
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Windows XP cannot join (samba) domain

I've a setup with Samba 3.4.7 on Ubuntu 10.04 running as Primary Domain Controller for the network. [Almost] everything works fine, except for a single Windows XP computer which cannot join the ...
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Kerberos authentication of Windows clients and Redhat 5.5 with Samba PDC?

I already realize that configure Redhat 5.5 as PDC (Primary Domain Controller), and the clients (Windows XP and Windows 2003) can join the realm. The realm name of Linux server is EXAMPLE.COM. ...
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How to reinstall Windows on PDC

I have spent the last hour Googling for an answer to my question and although some questions are close, I of course want to verify my particular need to ensure I do not introduce any unneeded downtime ...
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OSX Server Monuntain Lion working as PDC

I have read documents about mountain lion doesn't work as PDC as previous versions Line Snow Leopard does. I know there are various post/webs/documents talking about it but the information is very ...
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The system cannot log you on now because the domain is not available

I am using two virtualbox machines, one running XUbuntu 12.4 LTs and the other running a Windows XP as a testbed for implementing a Samba-based domain. The Linux machine is my PDC and the XP machine ...
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drives or file sync between PDC and BDC at time interval [closed]

I have Windows 2003 R2 Server installed on both PDC and BDC. On the D: Drive of PDC, I have a folder called *ALL_Staff* which is mapped as Z: Drive and Oracle as N: Drive on the computers of all ...
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How to migrate user, groups,etc a new samba PDC

Currently I have a machine running CentOS 5.8 and Samba configured as PDC. I'm changing the CentOS operating system to Ubuntu, a group of servers, PDC is only to change, but I have some doubts. I do ...
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Merge two samba PDC and do master slave keeping data on two servers

I need to do a very difficult thing. I have this situation: 1) server A , with zentyal as samba PDC, 500 users in his ldap. Each user has an home that is mapped to H: . Several computers are ...
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New Primary Domain Controller won't start Active Directory unless Old DC is booted

I'm no Active Directory Wizard. Here's what I did: Old W2003 R2 PDC needed to be replaced with a new server Rolled out W2008R2 and used DC Promo to add it the domain Due to some DNS issues, had a ...
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Windows 7 cannot join samba domain

I have a 3.5.6 samba server with a LDAP backend (both on Debian 6.0). I've been successfully adding Windows XP machines to the domain for years. I now try to add Windows 7. I have made the recommended ...
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Domain Time Issue

I have 2 DC's. One is virtual, one is physical. The time on my domain is running fast. I suspect this is due to one of the DC's being virtual. How can I set the domain to use the physical DC as the ...
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Domain Admins do not have Administrative rights on Windows Server 2008 using Samba PDC

Members of Domain Admin using CentOS Directory Server as backend do not have Admin rights in Windows Server 2008. I have joined the domain, see that the users are populated, and can login using LDAP ...
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Samba Reporting the Wrong Domain Name

I have a new Samba install, but it is using a config file from a previous installation of samba. This one is 3.5.6 The following is an excerpt from the config: [global] workgroup = hum ...
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Advice on migrating from a Samba PDC

When we started our software development company, we decided to use Samba as a PDC for the few Windows workstations we had. We use Samba with OpenLDAP, and it has been a good replacement for AD for ...
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setting up a samba PDC -error with testparm

I have installed a samba PDC but when I test the samba configurations file I am getting errors like these, "Invalid combination of parameters for service homes. Map system can only work if ...
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Secondary 2003 Domain Controller from a Primary NT4 Domain Controller?

I'm working on a migration NT4 Server Domain Controller to 2003 Active Directory DC, first step is to install a Secondary DC running Windows Server 2003 on a brand new computer. I joined this machine ...
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Create SAMBA node trust relationship to Windows 2003 PDC server

I am having problems creating a trust relationship between an OpenVMS/IA64 node running V/IA64 8.3-1H1, TCPIP 5.6 ECO 5, CIFS 1.1 ECO1 PS11 (SAMBA 3.0.28a) and Windows 2003 server running as a PDC. ...
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Windows 2008 Domain Controller - Backup (BDC) to Primary (PDC)

I have created a new domain controller with my single domain forest. I have also made it DHCP and DNS ready - all 3 services have synchronised with the existing W2K8 domain controller. I even ...