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

Achim Gottinger achim at ag-web.biz
Thu Feb 27 19:33:44 MST 2014

Also had these site renaming and moving issues, it had stopped working 
at around 4.1 release time.

Can be you have a few left over dns entries in


pointing to ad dc's at different sites, remove these to make sure the 
correct ad dc's are always contacted.
It may also fix your replication issues.
I only get replication errors for sites trying to replicate their 
objects with other sites to whom they are not directly connected, means 
site-link-bridges are not working, but replication agains default first 
site works well.


Am 27.02.2014 19:08, schrieb Damien Dye:
> 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.
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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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