Trouble vampiring W2K3 into Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 with Samba4

Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar dgz at
Thu Sep 2 05:04:05 MDT 2010

  Thank you very much Michael. I finally got it running by saving the 
cache zones created as a slave DNS as master zones and modifying the 
BIND configuration accordingly. I think this is a pretty straight 
forward method to replace a W2K3 AD with a Samba4 AD.

Kind Regards,

Michael Wood wrote:
> Hi
> On 2 September 2010 03:08, Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar
> <dgz at>  wrote:
>>   I find out the reason why I couldn't vampire the W2K3 AD for the second
>> time. The reason is I was only removing the Samba4 AD recently joined from
>> the Domain Controllers section of Active Directory Users and Computers. To
>> completely remove any reference its also necessary to remove the server from
>> the Sites/Servers section of Active Directory Sites and Services.
>> As I saw on my threads the partially removed joined AD are also the cause
>> for this kind error messages on Samba:
>> dreplsrv_notify: Failed to send DsReplicaSync to
>> 3dac8179-a019-4a04-a8d4-bbc80bfbde7e._msdcs.trusted.trusted for
>> On the other hand I made the vampired Samba4 AD work by configuring the BIND
>> zones for my domain slave zones of the DNS running on the W2K3 Server which
>> is good for testing purposes but as I want to shutdown the W2K3 Server would
>> be nice to have independence. Any help regarding the proper DNS
>> configuration for a vampired server will be highly appreciated :)
> Have a look at the samba (rather than samba-technical) list archives.
> There have been some messages recently about setting up dynamic DNS
> for Samba4 with some HOWTOs for Centos posted, which might help even
> if you're not running Centos.
> Sorry, I am not able to help more with this at the moment.

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