[cifs-protocol] FW: FW: Inconsistencies in ad-schema docs and text files SRX090109601490

Hongwei Sun hongweis at microsoft.com
Fri Feb 12 17:32:28 MST 2010

Thanks for the clarification! It helps a lot.  Do you mean "identical" to the Windows 2008 R2 schema implemented on a windows DC ?   Does "Exact  Value comparison" mean to compare the elements between the schema file we sent you and a real Windows 2008 R2 schema ?  


-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Bartlett [mailto:abartlet at samba.org] 
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 5:58 PM
To: Hongwei Sun
Cc: tridge at samba.org; CIFS Protocol
Subject: RE: [cifs-protocol] FW: FW: Inconsistencies in ad-schema docs and text files SRX090109601490

On Fri, 2010-02-12 at 22:55 +0000, Hongwei Sun wrote:
> Tridge/Andrew,
>   We are in the process to update our MS-ADA*  documents  to reflect all the changes you made to the schema.   I just want to confirm how you got these changes and if all these changes are essential.  Your comments in diff below mentioned only the typos.  
> 	"The schema from WSPP had a number of typos that prevented it from
> 	working. These changes allow it to work with Samba, and allow w2k8r2
> 	to run DCPROMO against Samba successfully"
>  How about the other changes, especially all these attributes adding
> SystemFlags: 0 ?   If you don't have these changes, does it affect the
> functionality of W2k8 R2 to join Samba domain ?  Have you got the
> other changes by comparing with an existing W2k8R2 schema ?    The
> following is the list of attributes that affect schema documents.

We didn't do this as a 'does this make things break', but as 'what is required to make the schema come out identical again'. 

We don't trust that we can write tests that can prove that a different schema is equivalent for all client software, so instead we go for exact value comparison.  

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.

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