Samba v4 RODC status

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Tue Sep 10 07:34:16 CEST 2013

On Thu, 2013-08-01 at 12:31 +0200, Andreas Calvo wrote:
> I've trying to set up a RODC on an lab environment, simulating an isolated
> branch office with poor WAN connection.

> On the RODC wiki page, it seems that everything is almost done -- apart
> from the sysvol replication, but that's not only related with an RODC.
> I have a couple of questions that may light up the problem, like:
> - is any DNS change necessary?
> - should the computer account be preloaded? (now it's just in the password
> replication settings of the RODC)
> - is it necessary to perform any change in the RODC to be listed as a valid
> DC?
> - is it necessary to change anything on the local computers?
> - will it help to use sites and assign subnets?
> - how should the GPOs (sysvol) be transferred? rsync is enough?
> - is there any test in the source code that performs all this steps and can
> be emulated? (just found one under wintest but it is not the expected
> scenario)


Did you manage to sort out any of the above, or do you still need


Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT         

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