[Samba] Problem to demote samba4 dc

Davy HUBERT davy.hubert at univ-montp3.fr
Wed Jul 31 07:35:39 MDT 2013

Hi all,

I recently migrated our samba 3 domain to an AD domain using Samba 4 
classic upgrade tool. Well, everything seems to work fine since i'm 
still alive ;) .

I promoted a Windows 2k8 box as a new DC of this domain and I transfer 
the 5 FSMO roles to it.

Now I would like to demote the Samba4 DC but when I tried I got this 
message :

# samba-tool domain demote
ERROR: Current DC is still the owner of 2 role(s), use the role command 
to transfer roles to another DC

When check the fsmo roles status via "samba-tool fsmo show" it confirms 
that the Samba 4 DC doesn't own anything.

How can I manage to demote the Samba 4 box ?

Best regards,


DSI/SMI - Unité Systèmes
Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3
davy.hubert at univ-montp3.fr

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