Samba 4 from internal DNS to named and GPOs issue

admin at admin at
Mon Oct 22 05:30:44 MDT 2012

Hi andrew,

It is the only dc and it's causing issues. I did not have the sysvol 
issues until I setup one gpo - the first one, then the files went out of 
sync. If there is only one dc, how do I sync? To make things clear, I 
provisioned a brand new samba, I created 2 users, joined 3 machines to 
it and started a GPO and it's broken. Like I mentioned before, the GPO 
contains restrictions to control panel, shutdown and that's about it.

Also in the howto, it is presented that it will share the printers, but 
unless I install the printer in CUPS, it will not show up, no even the 
printers shares is set in smb.conf, the share doesn't appear, but it 
picks the printer right from cups.

On 2012-10-22 05:19, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> 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

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