promoting Samba to become PDC in windows environment

Matthieu Patou mat at
Sat Apr 6 20:35:54 MDT 2013

On 04/06/2013 02:16 AM, Haroon Feroze wrote:
> Hi All,
> One of our client is planning to migrate his all windows systems to Linux, we are planning to implement Samba as AD replacement. We have planned that first Samba will join existing Windows domain as a member server, and then later on we will remove AD and Samba will become the PDC.
> I have tested Samba as a member server, however i am not sure how to promote it to become PDC and how it will handle primary logon query.
> I'll appreciate if someone could point me to the right direction.
> I am quite new to AD and Samba, thanks in advance for helping me out.
> Regards,Haroon Feroze 		 	   		
You can't do this currently we don't support promoting from domain 
member to DC.

Matthieu Patou
Samba Team

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