s4:provision - Bump down the domain and forest level to Windows 2000

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon Sep 21 12:13:03 MDT 2009

On Mon, 2009-09-21 at 11:43 -0500, Andrew Kroeger wrote:
> Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > Matthias,
> > 
> > I'm puzzled as to why we needed to change the default functional level
> > here.  Perhaps I'm missing something, but what was wrong with the old
> > default?  
> > 
> > I'm quite happy to have options in our provision to set the domain
> > functional level (certainly between Windows 2003 and Windows 2008
> > level), and have scripts to change it, but the default should not be
> > changed without discussion on the list. 
> > 
> > Similarly, we should not advertise a higher server functional level
> > without carefully considering and discussing the consequences.   
> > 
> > I'm sorry to have to be so picky about this, but we need to work a bit
> > closer to review your changes for their broader impact.  We have a big
> > week of testing coming up at Microsoft, and changes like this mid-week
> > could really throw a spanner in the works. 
> > 
> > Andrew Bartlett
> Andrew:
> I think it's time to have that discussion on the list :)
> After your commit 23ffccd5d7c9a88d479f82043ff1b6efe938cc6a, which 
> changed forest, domain and domain controller functionality levels to 
> 2008, I cannot join a W2K8 server to an S4 domain.  After reverting that 
> commit, I am again able to join a W2K8 server to an S4 domain.
> I am attaching the relevant section of my samba.log containing details 
> from when the domain join fails.

It looks like 'salting' to me.  Ensure you have a fresh provision (we
changed the salting algorithm).  Perhaps there is an upgrade bug on

Andrew Bartlett

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