[Samba] Secondary domain controller and promotion

Marc Muehlfeld mmuehlfeld at samba.org
Tue Jun 17 23:33:49 MDT 2014

Am 17.06.2014 23:11, schrieb Brian Candler:
>>   Byside
>> the FSME roles, each DC is eqal.
> (For list reference: that's FSMO)

Ups. Typo. :-)

>>> (4) Is it possible to migrate a Windows 2003 domain to Samba 4 by:
>>> - adding Samba 4 to the existing Windows domain
>>> - making it the master
>>> - copying sysvol
>>> - retiring the Windows server?
>> Almost:
>> - adding a Samba DC to the existing domain
>> - copy sysvol
> ... migrate all FSMO roles to Samba ...
>> - demote the windows server
> Cool. And I'm presuming that "demote the windows server" would be done
> using the ADUC tool, and Samba would pick up that change automatically?

It should. I'm not sure if demoting via ADUC is completely broken or a
Windows DC can demote itself. I haven't tried it with a Windows Server
yet. But if you can give feedback, it would be great and I can add a
note to the Wiki.


More information about the samba mailing list