Is Samba 4.1.x ready for production use with AD?

Martinx - ジェームズ thiagocmartinsc at
Fri Jan 16 15:41:30 MST 2015

Yes, it is ready for prod.

I just replaced a W2k8 R2 with Samba 4.1.11 (Ubuntu), about 800 users,
Windows and Ubuntu stations, both joined with AD.

It works like a charm!

No Windows as DC anymore.


On 16 January 2015 at 14:24, Jeff Sadowski <jeff.sadowski at> wrote:

> We have a 2008 dc. Currently all other offices use tunnels to the main
> office to authenticate against the 2008 dc. We would like to setup
> samba RODC's for our other offices in case the main office looses
> connection for a while. In the past we have tried 2x Zentyal Server
> 4.0 servers and when we join the second and promote it. It would sync
> for a while (2 days or so) but then it would get out of sync. The
> Zentyal dcs will have different users(for more than a day.) Finally we
> decided to go to a windows 2008 as the dc. It could not replicate all
> the users. We had to delete and recreate some users(as these accounts
> where corrupted) so they would replicate. Because of these issues we
> got off Zentyal and now only have a 2008 dc. Does anyone have an AD
> environment with a Windows PDC and have samba RODCs as a stable
> environment?

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