[Samba] Win 2003 DC Demotion

Peter Beck peter at datentraeger.li
Sun Jul 28 09:50:53 MDT 2013

On 07/23/2013 10:49 PM, Garth Keesler wrote:
> Sorry, I forgot to mention. This ONLY occurs when I join Samba 4.x to 
> an existing Windows domain. When I join a Windows DC to an existing 
> Samba 4.x domain, all works correctly including Forest and Domain 
> bi-directional DNS repl.
> Thanx,
> Garth 

Hi Garth,

It was once working in my test environment, but I do not know why. We 
had a little discussion some months ago [1]. But most of the time I was 
also having issues demoting
Windows DCs (mostly with the samba-internal DNS database which told me 
the database is inconsistent as soon as I tried to add new records).
As we do have small environments with about 30 users and we do use 
puppet for deployment, I have chosen not do to migration/demoting of 
existing Windows domains.

I am starting now from scratch with new Samba4 domains which seems to 
work very well with single or multiple domain controllers.

Sorry, not really helpful but I do not have an answer to the question. 
It's just my experience.
Maybe it's because I'm using the "old" version which is used with Debian 
Wheezy, I don't know.


[1] https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2013-February/171583.html

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