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Account policies must be set individually on each PDC and BDC. At this time (Samba 3.0.11 to Samba 3.0.14a) account policies are not replicated automatically. This may be fixed before Samba 3.0.20 ships or some time there after.

Account Migration

The pdbedit tool allows migration of authentication (account) databases from one backend to another. For example, to migrate accounts from an old smbpasswd database to a tdbsam backend:

  1. Set the passdb backend = tdbsam, smbpasswd.

  2. Execute:

    pdbedit -i smbpasswd -e tdbsam

  3. Remove the smbpasswd from the passdb backend configuration in smb.conf.

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