Upgrading from Samba 4 alpha12 to beta 8 problems

Michael Wood esiotrot at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 10:50:25 MDT 2012

On 28 September 2012 18:32, Mark Walker <mark.walker at mobilefun.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> Have just reverted from our upgrade from samba 4.0.0 alpha12-GIT-dbbbc7d to
> beta 8 having had a couple of show stopping problems running the new
> version.

Any reason you didn't try with RC1 instead of beta 8?  I don't know if
it will work any better for you, though.

> Prior to starting the new version I ran "samba-tool dbcheck --fix" which
> gave a very large (1000+)  of missing GUID errors all of which I opted to
> fix.

That's expected.

> I was unable to use the RSAT tool  "Active Directory Users and Computers"
> and was presented with the error
> *Naming information cannot be located; Server not operational.*
> Finally shared printers on client machines appeared to be be non working
> too.
> Weirdly despite all of this file serving seemed to work ok!
> The Server is running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64bit
> Does anyone have any advice for upgrading from such an early release? I
> notice the samba 4 wiki states this version was not released. We appear to
> be running a git copy as you can all see.
> The global section of the configuration is attached with the only changes
> section from old versions config being to ensure we continue to use the
> NTVFS fileserver:
>         server services = +smb -s3fs
>         dcerpc endpoint servers = +winreg +srvsvc
> --
> Cheers,
> Mark Walker

Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>

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