[Samba] adding nt4 server to samba4 AD

mourik jan heupink - merit heupink at merit.unu.edu
Mon Jun 2 07:20:06 MDT 2014

Hi Chris and Ryan, list,

Thanks for your suggestions! I'm not onsite now, but I'll give it a try 
next week!


On 05/30/2014 10:51 PM, Ryan Bair wrote:
> I've had issues with NT4 member servers since they don't support
> Extended Auth.
> If the machine is hosting SMB resources, you might want to check this
> one out: https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10059
> On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 11:44 AM, Chris Smith <smb_77 at chrissmith.org
> <mailto:smb_77 at chrissmith.org>> wrote:
>     On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 6:34 AM, mourik jan heupink - merit
>     <heupink at merit.unu.edu <mailto:heupink at merit.unu.edu>> wrote:
>      > So, before trying all kinds of stuff...: Is this (adding an nt4
>     server as a
>      > 'regular client') still supposed to work with recent samba4?
>     No personal experience but just a note that NT4 is NetBIOS based and
>     there you probably need a WINS server running for NT4 to locate the
>     DC.
>     I have a somewhat similar scenario: was able to take an old NT4 PDC
>     running Exchange, virtualize it (to no longer be dependent upon the
>     ancient hardware), have a virtualized Samba3 install take over the PDC
>     duties, demote NT4 to a member server and allow it to continue running
>     Exchange. And I've been wondering ever since what would happen if
>     "upgraded" the Samba3 install to a Samba4 AD, would the NT4 Exchange
>     member server just continue to work? Maybe with the aforementioned
>     DSClient?
>     Chris
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