promoting Samba to become PDC in windows environment

Haroon Feroze haroon2001 at
Sun Apr 7 01:15:12 MDT 2013

Hi Matthieu,
Thanks for your email. 
do you have this in your road map, when can we expect this functionality in samba, also if you are aware of any other solution which can fulfill my client's requirement please let me know.
Thanks once again.
Regards,Haroon Feroze

> Date: Sat, 6 Apr 2013 19:35:54 -0700
> From: mat at
> To: samba-technical at
> Subject: Re: promoting Samba to become PDC in windows environment
> 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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