[Samba] Samba 4 fsmo-handling on crashed dc-server

Marc Muehlfeld mmuehlfeld at samba.org
Wed Aug 27 10:39:12 MDT 2014

Hello Peter,

Am 27.08.2014 10:00, schrieb Peter Grotz - Obel und Partner GbR:
> But I´ve further questions:
>  2.a.:
> - What happens with fsmo in the meantime when the crashed server doesn´t
> work?
> - Do the remaining dc and the other member-fileservers and the win-clients
> at the domain work as usual?
> - Are there any things we can´t do until the fmso containing server works
> again? Doing changes in AD for example...
> 2.b.:
> - While demoting foreign dcs is still broken what must I do with the AD- and
> DNS-entries of the crashed server? Delete all entries with RSAT or
> samba-tool?
> - For the crashed server it may be the best to scrap the whole
> samba-installation and reinstall or better delete the samba-databases?!

I'll try to extend the documentation until the end of the week. I'll
answer that questions there and post the link, ok?

> Putting the extension of the FSMO documentation on your to-do list is a
> great idea. Fsmo is deep hole of unknowingness...

It isn't very special. :-)


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