Trouble vampiring W2K3 into Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 with Samba4

Michael Wood esiotrot at
Wed Sep 1 15:25:30 MDT 2010

On 1 September 2010 15:50, Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar
<dgz at> wrote:
>  Thanks in advance for your help. What I'm trying to achieve is to vampire a
> W2K3 AD into a Samba4 and then shutdown the W2K3 AD so Samba4 takes its
> place. So far I was able to provision a Samba4 properly and then add /
> remove computers and users to a provisioned Samba4 but when I try to
> replicate those activities on a vampired Samba4 I miserably fail. I get to
> transfer the users and to join the Samba4 as Domain Controller but when I
> try to add a Windows machine to the Samba4 I get an error saying the server
> is not fully funcional. In both scenarios provisioned and vampired I get the
> file shares working without problems. Am I missing something?

Well, I'm not sure, but it sounds like you might be vampiring after
provisioning.  If you want to vampire the Win2k3 machine, you should
not run provision first.  I suggest you remove /usr/local/samba
completely (or wherever you installed it), then reinstall and DO NOT
provision.  Just vampire.

Also, if you vampire once and it fails, do not just vampire again.
Rather remove the files created by the vampire process and start
again.  I'm not sure exactly what's created when you
provision/vampire, so you'll have to experiment or see if someone else
enlightens us, but should be easy to see.

Michael Wood <esiotrot at>

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