Joining a Windows DC to a Samba AD Domain

Rowland Penny rpenny at
Mon Mar 27 14:39:13 UTC 2023

On 27/03/2023 14:45, Ralph Boehme via samba-technical wrote:
> Hi folks!
>  From all I know it is generally not recommended to join Windows DCs to 
> to a Samba AD domain, is it?
> I've just came across the following two pages on our wiki:
> <>
> <>
> To avoid giving bad guidance I've added two prominent warnings at the 
> top of the pages. Is this sensible? Is this correct? Thoughts?
> Thanks!
> -slow

I didn't think things were that bad, I thought you could join a 2008R2 
as a DC, though with the usual caveats(no sysvol replication etc) and 
that Samba was now halfway there on the 2012R2 DC, new Heimdal, 'claims' 
being actively worked on etc, so I think 'There be dragons' might be a 
bit dramatic.


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