[Samba] Win dcpromo and SysVol Replication

Garth Keesler garthk at gdcjk.com
Thu Jul 25 05:21:37 MDT 2013

When I DCPROMO a Win2003 server into an existing Samba4.1RC1 domain with 
two Samba DCs, all appears to be working correctly from the Samba side 
but the WinDC never starts sharing SysVol as it should. "Sites and 
Services" shows all DCs as expected and forcing repl with  the Samba PDC 
works correctly while doing that with the second Samba DC shows the 

"The following error occurred during the attempt to synchronize naming 
context DomainDnsZones.mydomain.local from domain controller SambaDC2 to 
domain controller WinDC:
The naming context is in the process of being removed or is not 
replicated from the specified server. The operation will not continue."

This also affects the ability to demote the WinDC.

More info available if needed.


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