Installing exchange 2010 with samba DCs

simo idra at
Sun May 20 13:53:35 MDT 2012

can you please ad comments in the commit message and in the code about
what yo are trying to do in a14c70b0faeda491d7f876c9aa8165e6c7768cae.

It would help understanding the consequences, as well as possible
suggesting more performant options if needed.

I am a bit worried about the way you attacked the problem, but can't
tell if I should really care that much w/o context.


On Sat, 2012-05-19 at 09:37 -0700, Matthieu Patou wrote: 
> Matthias,
> Can you have a link on this fix 002ea80 in my repository listed below ?
> Thanks.
> Matthieu.
> On 05/18/2012 10:16 AM, Matthieu Patou wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Last 3/4 weeks I made a lot of changes in samba so that the 
> > installation of Exchange 2010 could be possible with samba 4 DCs.
> > The final result is really positive as I'm able to install exchange in 
> > less than 30 minutes when running samba on my laptop and a windows 
> > 2008R2 server with exchange installation in virtualbox.
> > The patch set to do so is here:
> >;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/schema
> >
> > I still have to review it but I think it gives an idea of the change I 
> > had to do. The bad news is that it seems that exchange didn't run very 
> > smoothly when installed with samba (for the moment).
> > I don't have plans to work on this and maybe not in the next months or 
> > so, still I'm wondering if there is people who could be interested to 
> > run this kind of setup (samba 4 DCs + exchange on windows server).
> >
> > The positive side effect of the work on the schema is a huge speedup 
> > when schema are modified and also much more reliability in the schema 
> > updates.
> >
> > Matthieu.
> >

Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at>
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. <simo at>

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