[Samba] One way replication

Denis Cardon denis.cardon at tranquil-it-systems.fr
Thu Mar 6 01:26:33 MST 2014

Hi Tom,

> I joined a Fedora Linux box running Samba 4.1.5 to a Windows Server 2000
> domain controller as an additional domain controller with the command:
> samba-tool domain join adi.com DC -Uadministrator --realm=adi.com
>      --dns-backend=BIND9_DLZ
> The messages indicated that this was mostly sucessfull with the exception
> of the message:
> NO DNS zone information found in source domain, not replicating DNS
> If I add a user from the Windows Server 2000 box it shows up on the Samba
> box after a minute or two. If I add a new user from the Samba box, it never
> shows up on the Windows 2000 DC.
> This may be related to the problem I reported yesterday with the subject:
> Dns update not working.
> I wonder if anyone has sucessfully joined a Samba box to a Windows Server 2000
> DC as an additional domain controller. Could the replication problem be due
> to the fact that the Windows DC does not have the correct DNS records? Would
> adding them manually help?

I have had the same issue in the past. I guess adding a samba4 server to 
a win2k AD is not yet fully supported (there has been some posts about 
this subject in the past).

I'd sugggest the easiest migration path is to join a win2k3r2 as a DC, 
kick out the win2k AD, upgrade the domain and forest level, and then add 
your samba4. Then you can remove the win2k3r2 server.

Be sure to check that the demote remove properly the DNS entries, the 
machine accounts and the replication entries along the way.

Hope this helps,


> Tom Schulz
> Applied Dynamics Intl.
> schulz at adi.com

Denis Cardon
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