moving samba4 DC to new AD site and creating second DC

David Mansfield samba at
Mon Apr 8 15:26:21 MDT 2013

On 04/08/2013 02:55 PM, Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
> Hi,
> Am 08.04.2013 20:49, schrieb David Mansfield:
>> Also, as a primarily Linux person, there is discussion of migrating and
>> seizing the "FSMO" roles?  Can someone explain what this is and what the
>> required admin tasks would be in a setup with two DC in different sites?
> Wikipedia has a description on the different roles:
> Currently there's an open bug
> ( about transfering the
> roles.

Thanks for the reference (and the bug report apparently ;-)

Do you know anything about the supposed problem with moving a samba4 DC 
to a site using the Active Directory Sites and Services tool?

I have the two new sites created, and I'd like to move the existing 
(only) DC into the new site, and then create a new dc in the second 
site, but I don't want to corrupt anything if samba4 can't handle it.


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