[Samba] When will Samba 4.2 release?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Aug 1 23:07:00 MDT 2014

On Wed, 2014-07-30 at 11:02 +0700, Nguyen Trung Hieu wrote:
> Dear Samba team
> Currently, my company is preparing deploy Samba 4.1 in production.
> But it lacked some critical features such as: Event Viewer, Audit tools. We
> also need to use readonly domain controller (still in progress)...
> So we expect that Samba 4.2 will overcome these
> No info about Samba 4.2 at this link:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_Release_Planning
> Please tell me know when Samba 4.2 (or release candidate RC1...) release
> and some new features of it

I'm sorry, but I don't expect that Samba 4.2 will address the issues you
are concerned about.  There hasn't been any major change in Event Viewer
support, nor audit tools.  The main user-visible changes in the AD DC
will be the change to using winbindd (rather than a rewrite, that never
worked well enough) and account lockout support. 

There have been many other improvements in the AD DC, but most have been
backported to the just-made Samba 4.1.11 release.

RODC support should work in Samba 4.1 and isn't changed in 4.2.

All that said, we hope to make the Samba 4.2 cut soon (was due some time
ago).  The tracker bug for the release is here:


I hope this helps,

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                       http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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