SBS2003 to Samba4 migration

Daniele Dario d.dario76 at
Tue Sep 27 03:07:54 MDT 2011

On Tue, 2011-09-27 at 01:40 -0700, Matthieu Patou wrote:
> On 26/09/2011 04:30, Daniele Dario wrote:
> > Hi samba team,
> > in my company we have a SBS2003 DC which actually acts both as AC DC and
> > mail server.
> > Currently we are moving the mail server out of the company and next I
> > would remove the SBS server and use samba4 as DC.
> >
> > In our topology we also have a samba3 server joined to our sbs domain
> > which acts as file server.
> >
> > I tried setting up a samba4 (samba version 4.0.0alpha17-GIT-ccaab14)
> > server. I joined the server to the sbs2003 domain and all went ok
> > (quick-test OK, samba-tool domain join OK, samba-tool drs kcc and
> > showrepl OK) but if I shut down the sbs server, no user can login to the
> > samba3 file server.
> Can you paste the krb5.conf on the samba3 server ?
> Can you get a ticket from your domain in kerberos, ie.
> kinit administrator at DOMAIN.TLD ?
> Matthieu

Sorry, my mistake.
Looking in the smb.conf of the samba3 file server I forgot to add the
second DC name in the password server entry.
Adding that all works.

Anyway, if I join the samba4 machine to the sbs domain as DC (with the
samba-tool domain join command), the procedure does not create any entry
for the dns stuff (I mean named.conf, named.conf.update and zones files
in the private and private/dns folders).

At this moment I have w2k3 sbs as master dns but in order to remove the
sbs server I have to move bind as master. So, how should I proceed?
Obviously about named.conf* files I have to modify the zones from slave
to master but about ddns? And about dhcp ddns?

Thanks in advance,

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