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Re: [K12OSN] Samba/Windows XP Professional

IBM also has a Samba tutorial that shows how to integrate
your Microsoft client machines with a Linux server. It
teaches you how to configure Samba as a primary domain
controller on an xSeries server.


As has been mentioned, XP Pro will require a SignOrSeal
registry key to join a Samba PDC, 2000 should be ok out of
the box, and from what I've read XP Home (for those tempted
to try and save $$'s) doesn't do domain logons at all.

If you set up the 'add user script' option in smb.conf the
machine accounts are created on the fly. There are even a
few approaches to doing 'on the fly' group based logon
scripting if you need it. I'd supply some links for that too
but it seems I've misplaced my notes on the subject. Say so
if you need more info and I'll scrape it up somehow...

Mike Rambo
mrambo lsd k12 mi us

James Jensen wrote:
> Typically, Win9x machines have no problem joining a Samba PDC.  NT, Win2K,
> and XP are another story because they require machine accounts.  XP requires
> a slight tweak to the local reqistry as well.  The following link should
> provide you with all the information that you need to gracefully add your
> new XP machines to your Samba PDC:
> http://www.mandrakeuser.org/docs/connect/csamba6.html
> James Jensen
> <><><><><><>
> "Perilous to us all are the devices of an art deeper than we possess
> ourselves.". -- JRR Tolkien
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark Orenstein" <morenstein alum mit edu>
> To: <k12osn redhat com>
> Sent: Monday, June 10, 2002 4:02 PM
> Subject: [K12OSN] Samba/Windows XP Professional
> > We've been running samba as a PDC for win95/98 for several years.  I was
> > just told that a batch of new PC's are showing up next month with XP Pro.
> > Has anyone had experience having samba be the PDC for XP Pro?  If so, can
> > you give me any items to watch out for.  I'm going to start reading the
> > samba doc next week at the start of the summer break.
> >
> > Mark Orenstein
> > East Granby, CT School System
> >
> >
> >

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