Can Samba 4.4 form a subdomain of an existing domain?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sun Apr 3 04:27:06 UTC 2016

On Sat, 2016-04-02 at 14:55 -0700, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I see from the documentation that Samba can function as one or more
> DCs in an AD Domain in a forest. That is, it can be the first DC and
> you can join Samba as an additional DC.
> However, can it be the first DC in a sub-domain of an existing Samba
> domain.

Not yet.  We are close, and the join command can try, but it doesn't

It may well be much closer with the forest work metze did, but I still
expect there is much to do.

Additionally, while most of my subdomain patches were merged, some were
not, and that would be the first thing we need to resume with. 

Andrew Bartlett

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

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