Trouble vampiring W2K3 into Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 with Samba4

Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar dgz at
Wed Sep 1 15:54:06 MDT 2010

  Dear Michel,

Thank you for taking the time to help me. In this case I already deleted 
/usr/local/samba completely and build and vampired from a completely 
clean git pull. Maybe to narrow down the problem you can confirm a 
couple of things for me before I get any further into detail. So far 
what I did is:

- Install required packages on Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 (BIND 9.7.0-P1 included)
- Get Samba4 source through git
- configure.developer, make, make tests, sudo make install (samba 
version 4.0.0alpha12-GIT-5b875a8)
- sudo /usr/local/samba/bin/net vampire -Ugod (my administrator is called god)

I only made the steps described above. Is there a missing step? Also on 
the vampiring process I've got this warnings:

../dsdb/common/util.c:3001: WARNING: domainFunctionality not setup

Is this okay?

TIA for your help!

Michael Wood wrote:
> 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.

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