Password syncing for Windows using open source tools

Tom Judge tom at
Fri Dec 1 14:06:09 GMT 2006

Stephen Allen wrote:
> Ok, this is a long shot, but you people are always so helpful...
> I've inherited a sitaution where my users are mostly members of an NT4 
> domain.  Some are members of the new AD domain.  All need access to 
> various folders on the old NT domain controller, user access being 
> controlled by NTFS permissions.
> In AD, I've used dfs and created links pointing to the NT4 server 
> shares, which they can access if their passwords are the same on both 
> domains.  However, this is rarely the case, especially as I want to 
> enforce the use of complex passwords.
> What I'm looking for is some method of syncing passwords from/to AD and 
> the NT4 domain.  There are Windows packages out there to do that, but 
> cost-a-plenty.  I was wondering if Samba could hook into both servers 
> and act as a middle-man for syncing?  Are there any Unix/Linix utils 
> that could do this for me at minimal cost?
> Many thanks,
> Steve :)

Hi Steve,

Could you not just setup a trust relationship between the NT4 Domain and 
the AD?


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