Samba 4 from internal DNS to named and GPOs issue

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Mon Oct 22 05:19:49 MDT 2012

On Sun, 2012-10-21 at 08:59 -0700, bogdan_bartos wrote:
> Hi,
> I am running Samba 4 RC3 on a VM and I want to backup the whole thing and
> restore it onto a physical machine. I know there is a script for that, but
> currently I have it running by using the internal DNS and I want to have it
> running with named. Would the script carry the DNS confog over? How do I
> make it swicth from internal to named?

My understanding is that you:

 - Change the smb.conf settings, and then run samba_dnsupgrade

> I also have several GPOs set, but the client machines will not pick them up.
> I disabled the shutdown, control panel and other things, but as soon as I
> access the GPO with GPMC, it says that the SYSVOL data is not in sync with
> the AD data and it just doesn't work. Is this a bug in Samba 4 RC3?

Is this against your second DC?  Remember, you have to sync your sysvol
files manually.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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