samba4 group policy with 2 DC's

Aaron E. ssureshot at
Wed Mar 9 06:48:43 MST 2011

Understood, but since this is the case, If I copy the policy over to the 
BDC and I use group policy editor and it opens and edits the policy on 
the BDC I will then have 2 different policies and not know which is the 
correct policy.

Or will it always edit the primary group policy on the PDC when changes 
are made? And all I would need to do is rsync the policies when they are 

On 03/09/2011 02:28 AM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-03-07 at 12:27 -0500, Aaron E. wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I've been fighting an issue with the group policy editor and I believe
>> that I have found the determining factor.. Group policy editor works
>> sometimes and other times it doesn't..
>> My configuration,
>> Samba4 PDC
>> Samba4 BDC
>> 2 windows 2008 term servers..
>> What seems to have happened is this:
>> When I joined the domain  with the BDC,, the policies did no sync to the
>> BDC. When I was looking at the error on the windows server, stated it
>> was trying to connect to filesrv2 (BDC) .. I checked and sure enough
>> there were no policies on the BDC.
> Yes, you will need to move the policy files to the BDC with a tool such
> as rsync.  We have not yet implemented the windows file replication
> protocol yet.
> Andrew Bartlett

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