joining a a DC via vampire fails

Jean i_cute33 at
Mon Jul 26 01:32:19 MDT 2010

Hi Sassy,

thanks so much for your quick response. I retryied from scratch making sure I got the latest from git though after compiling it's still not alpha 13
I actually get this version: 
Version 4.0.0alpha12-GIT-059ad34

now the error I get is exactly the same. To answer your previous question, my Windows 2003 R2 64bit never had an Exchange 2003 version on it. It was started from a 2007 version from the start. If you would like to have a look and  maybe be able to see for yourself with all the debug levels you need, I can arrange for you a teamviewer session at any time convienient for you. Let me know.


From: Sassy Natan 
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 5:28 AM
To: Jean 
Cc: samba-technical at 
Subject: Re: joining a a DC via vampire fails

Hi Jean

Did u pull out the latest git version? 

If u using amb64 and ubuntu 10.04 then u can get all samba4 deb file from
I know jelmer just ship a alpha13 release for debian, but I hadn't had the chance yet to check it out.

net vampire replication between Windows 2003 R2 release works great with samab4. I did it several times without any problem.
I wonder if u had Exchange 2003 before installation Exchange  2007?
If so it could be interesting to check it also in my env...

Can u drop a comment on this please...?


On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 5:05 PM, Jean <i_cute33 at> wrote:

  Dear developers,

  first of all big thanks for such a fantastic endeavour. So far I've only been able to build a DC in ubuntu with Samba4.  Even though it took me like 11 days to get there, and figure out all the things that I needed fixed correctly, once it started it was working great for me. Of course not all the features of AD yet, but I will be more happy to have it run already like it is.

  My problem is when I try to join an AD DC in windows 2003, is it because of the Exchange 2007 objects in it? I can't really put a finger on where things go wrong. Here is a paste of what I did in the terminal:

  root at babi:/home/babigeneric/samba-master/source4# bin/net vampire -Uadministrator
  Password for [PASSIONITE.COM\administrator]:
  CLDAP response: netbios=RSS01 server_site=Default-First-Site-Name  client_site=Default-First-Site-Name
  Become DC [BABI] of Domain[RSS01]/[]
  Promotion Partner is Server[] from Site[Default-First-Site-Name]
  Options:crossRef behavior_version[0]
   schema object_version[31]
   domain behavior_version[2]
   domain w2k3_update_revision[8]
  DsAddEntry (R3) failed: Errors: dir_err = 6, status = WERR_BADFID;
   Update Error: extended_err = WERR_DS_OBJ_STRING_NAME_EXISTS, problem = 0x00001775
  libnet_BecomeDC() failed - NT_STATUS_INVALID_HANDLE
  Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "bin/python/samba/netcmd/", line 99, in _run
     return*args, **kwargs)
   File "bin/python/samba/netcmd/", line 51, in run
     (domain_name, domain_sid) = net.vampire(domain=domain, target_dir=target_dir)

  Can someone help me with this please or point me to a good source for getting help. Thank you in advance, and thumbs up on the continuous development of Samba4.


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