[Samba] Samba Domain Rename

Michael Leone turgon at mike-leone.com
Tue Jul 2 09:21:22 MDT 2013

Changing a domain name, even in an all-Microsoft Windows server
environment, is strongly discouraged, at least on the user mailing
lists I am on. Better would be to use the domain migration tools, and
migrate to a newly named domain.

On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 11:07 AM, Ricky Nance <ricky.nance at gmail.com> wrote:
> Like Michael said, samba 4 as an AD DC would probably not be happy if you
> just change the 'workgroup = ' line in your smb.conf (as a matter of fact,
> that line shouldn't exist in a AD DC setup in my opinion) the domain is
> more than likely embedded very deep inside of the LDB's, and I would
> strongly recommend against changing those, however, with sufficient backups
> and lots of luck you might be successful in changing it (look into
> ldbsearch and ldbedit if you are really REALLY brave). I think even
> changing every instance in the LDB's  however will still not work, as
> during provision the machine joins itself to the domain (yes it joins
> itself to itself if I recall right). I would try to avoid this at all
> costs, but if you must do it, starting over may be your best option.
> Just my thoughts,
> Ricky
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