[Samba] Migrating from 2.2.8 to AD 2008R2

Matthieu Patou mat at samba.org
Wed Aug 24 15:45:16 MDT 2011

Hi Riley,

On 24/08/2011 19:26, Riley McIntire wrote:
> Hi,
> We have an old samba server, 2.2.8a, running on freebsd 4.9, as a PDC.
> There's currently a temporary, standalone mode, win2008r2 with an (mssql)
> app that for full utility requires running on a  ADC. I have very little
> experience with AD. An older version of mssql and the app were running on a
> standalone win2k server, which is still available if needed.
> I've found various recommendations and documentation for moving from samba
> 3.x to win2003 using Active Directory Migration Tool. From what I've read
> it' s possible, although user passwords get reset.
> Can anyone advise me if version 2.28a can be successfully migrated using
> ADMT? I'm thinking the signorseal issue in 2.x might cause problems. I'd
> really prefer not to upgrade to a 3.x version, both because there may be
> compatibility problems on fbsd 4.9, and resource issues--the samba machine
> is currently also a sendmail server and I'd like to avoid doing anything to
> it until we have another server in place.
Have you considered using the upcoming Samba 4.0, which is able to act 
as a active directory domain controller ?

A couple of organization have used it production, some for a couple of 
years now with some success.


Matthieu Patou
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