[Samba] transfer roles

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Apr 19 21:50:10 MDT 2012

On Tue, 2012-04-17 at 15:18 -0500, sandy.napoles at eccmg.cupet.cu wrote:
> Hello list, I have samba 4 as BDC,I need to promove this server as PDC and
> eliminate my windows server 2003, but I do not want to write all users
> again, then I can make it as follow:
> 1- In the console of windows run  ntdsutil
> 2- After write roles and press enter
> 3- write connections and press enter
> 4- write connect to server \\PC with samba4
> 5- write quit and press enter
> 6- Write in this order
> ---transfer domain naming master
> ---transfer infrastructure master
> ---transfer PDC
> ---transfer RID master
> ---trasnfer schema master
> 7- shutdown to pc with windows y reboot samba4..
> That is all. samba 4 as PDC after to transfer roles from windows server
> 2003 to samba4

Yes, that should be all you need to do.  From the Samba4 side you can
run 'samba-tool fsmo transfer' or (if you have turned off the windows
DC) 'samba-tool fsmo seize'.  Make sure to use master if you wish to
seize, as I've just fixed that tool.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

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