[Samba] Transfer of FSMO Roles

Donaldson Jeff Jeff.Donaldson at ncs.k12.de.us
Thu Nov 20 11:24:45 MST 2014

Good Afternoon,

I've been working towards decommissioning my current PDC and moving Primary Master to a newly built DC. I was able to successfully transfer each of the five FSMO roles (without seizing) to the new server. I can run samba-tool fsmo show on each of my servers and they all return the new DC with each of the five roles. My question is...shouldn't transferring of the DomainNamingMasterRole affect the (SOA) and (NS) settings in DNS automatically?  They are still set to the old server, and if I look in the DomainDnsZones and ForestDnsZones in DNS Manager, they both still show records for the old server. Furthermore, trying to run samba-tool domain demote -Uadministrator on the old server returned that it still owned two roles. It is my understanding that this is a bug and that the old PDC should be pulled out of the domain as if it were an orphan. If that is the case, than how do I go about correcting DNS before I do that? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!



Jeff Donaldson
Technology Director
Newark Charter School
jeff.donaldson at ncs.k12.de.us
(302) 369-2001 ext: 425

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