Additional Domain and Directory Replication

Rohit Rajan rohit.rajan at
Thu Feb 11 02:43:38 MST 2010


More update on this, i started monitoring logs and see some strange 
thing, i can see all the replication is working fine but the moment i 
make any changes to any of the server Eg: password change or moving user 
to different ou or making changes to GPO the replication failed with the 

dreplsrv_notify: Failed to send DsReplicaSync to for DC=xxx,DC=com - 

but when i kill samba and run it in "samba -i -M single -d4" i can see 
every thing goes fine all the changes replicated and now i can start 
samba with samba -D options and every thing is fine.

On 2/10/2010 4:51 PM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-02-10 at 16:41 +0530, Rohit Rajan wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Today i have configured 2 servers  Samba("4.0.0alpha12-GIT-580f955")
>> first i tried to configure the replication and it didn't work with the
>> normal configure script, later on i decided to do a configure.developer
>> and then configured the Directory replication, as off now no errors, and
>> everything is going fine except the Group policies do not replicatea and
>> the shares i have created in smb.conf.
> It's very odd that 'configure.developer' makes it work.  We need to look
> into this.
>> both the above mentioned changes i have made after the domains are
>> vampired successfully
>> Means i have configured samba domain, vmapired them, checked the
>> replication and then i went and created the new GPO on a new OU, i can
>> see lots of activity going in the logs, once i started making changes to
>> the GPO or created, but in the end the directory "Policies" is not
>> replicated to the 2nd domain.
> Correct.  Samba4 does not address the issue of filesystem replication
> for the netlogon share.  This can be done manually with rsync for now,
> until we implement the required protocolss.
>> Also if i click on the check box of Global Catalog of the 2nd DC, from
>> the "Active Directory Sites and Services" would it become GC, because by
>> default its not check for the 2nd DC
> It may well - at startup, we check the directory to see if we should
> listen on the GC port.  We serve the same content on both ports (it's a
> kludge...)
>> Also if someone can through a light on DNS configuration for the
>> additional domain controller. so that the winxp machines on then network
>> can find it in the absence of the 1st DC would be great
> See scripting/devel for some scripts to assist with this, until we get
> more of the DNS stuff working and automated.
> Andrew Bartlett

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