[Samba] renaming default first site or moving a server to a different site problem

Damien Dye damien.dye at sondrel.com
Thu Feb 27 11:08:34 MST 2014

I have same issue
I can create sites but not move DC's into them.

setting up sites first then adding DC seams to go into the correct site but
then not replicate :-(

DC's in the main default site seam so work ok but some clients run off to
the DC at the other site of a VPN link so need to find a final practical
solution to this.

if coding is needed then temp solution might be to join a windows DC on 180
trial to fix it then replicate back to samba but would rather not do that.


Damien Dye
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On 27 February 2014 17:51, Denis Cardon <denis.cardon at tranquil-it-systems.fr
> wrote:

> Hi Olivier,
>  We have different locations at our company and I'm trying to separate them
>> into different sites. I'm using the "Active Directory Sites and Services"
>> tool but when I try to rename the default-first-site, the tools goes in
>> not
>> responding state.
>> I also tried to create a new site. This works but when I try to move a
>> server to the site, it freezes again.
>> Are such features supported? Is there another way to do it?
> Creating sites and subnets in "Active Directory Sites and Services" mmc
> does work, at least with the Windows server 2003 administration tools pack
> (didn't tried that specific task in RSAT).
> I did this kind of setup a few times with different version of samba4.0
> and samba4.1 series. However I don't think I ever tried to rename the
> default-first-site though.
> Can you try to create the sites through samba-tool to see if you get the
> same issue?
> Cheers,
> Denis
>> thanks in advance
>> Olivier
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