[Samba] Win 2003 DC Demotion

Caio Zanolla zanolla at gmail.com
Sun Jul 28 19:00:24 MDT 2013

I remember having issues trying to demote a windows server.

What I did was seise the roles from that dc, turn of the machine and
manually clean up the old DC records from samba using rsat.

I still have lingering records under the root zone though.

Caio Zanolla

On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 12:50 PM, Peter Beck <peter at datentraeger.li> wrote:

> 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.
> Regards
> Peter
> [1] https://lists.samba.org/**archive/samba/2013-February/**171583.html<https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2013-February/171583.html>
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