Samba and WinXp-Pro

Wood, Richard rich at
Tue May 13 10:05:22 BST 2003

Duncan Barclay <mailto:dmlb at> wrote:

> that's right. but from what i'ev seen on the odd web page a PDC is
> needed for XP-Pro.

Nope. XP-Pro is perfectly happy to never see a PDC.

I've got 3 XPPro machines talking to two FreeBSD/Samba machines, and no PDC
to be seen anywhere. I just match up the passwords using smbpasswd on the
BSD machines.

encrypt_passwords = Yes

is probably the key part of smb.conf .

Rich Wood, Systems Manager, Royal United Hospital, Bath
rich at : rich at : 01225 824493

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