[Samba] Failure to join existing domain Windows 2003 Server domain

Tony Nelson tnelson at starpoint.com
Fri May 17 08:56:29 MDT 2013

> -----Original Message-----
> Hi Tony,
> >> Hi, before I start, I would like to point out that this is a guess, I
> >> have never done what you are trying to do, BUT.
> >>
> >> Is the DC you are trying to join to, running as an exchange server?
> >> if it is, I do not think the join will work because, as standard
> >> samba4 does not have the exchange schema, it may work if you add
> >> openchange to your samba4 server.
> >>
> >> As I said this is all just a guess. ;-)
> >>
> >> Rowland
> >>
> >>
> >
> > The particular DC does not have any Exchange components, but yes we
> Exchange in the organization.
> Exchange servers adds schema to the Active Directory, even if it is installed
> on another servers.
> > This was a pilot project, I think this is the point to shelve it for a few months
> and see what the landscape looks like then.  Thanks very much for the
> information.
> I don't have exchange server currently running with samba4, but I have been
> able to switch MSAD to samba4 even though there was old Exchange
> 2000 schema loaded. The ldap entries are still there and I didn't have any
> issues when adding a samba4 DC to the MSAD and synchronizing.
> Actually when synchronising, you transfert both data and schema definition.
> However you may not be as smooth with other Exchange version. Keep on
> trying, samba4 is worth it!

Unfortunately, I don't know what to try.  It looks like my schema has a value that samba-tool can't deal with, but I can't seem to get any information on what the value is.

Is there a Windows tool I could run against my AD to check it for errors?  Bearing in mind this is my production AD setup, so I can't be to risky with it.

Thanks for any help

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