[Samba] Samba 3 PDC to WS2012 AD migration

Vladimír Bednář bednar at pccomp.eu
Thu Oct 9 08:34:11 MDT 2014


I watched samba instructional videos at 
https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/videos , in the last video, the 
guy joining the WS2008R2 server to the Samba domain unchecks DNS 
replication because he can leave it on Samba machine.

I need to transfer also the DNS server so I can demote the samba pdc 
from being a controller and make it just a domain member. Is there a way 
to do it?

Linux: Centos 6.5, Samba 4.1.12-9, bind 9.8.2-0.23.rc1
Windows: WS 2008 R2 SP1

Thank you.

Dne Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:45:31 +0200 Marc Muehlfeld 
<mmuehlfeld at samba.org> napsal(a):

 > Hello Vladimír,
 > Am 18.09.2014 um 14:56 schrieb Vladimír Bednář:
 >> I have quite a difficult task to solve.
 >> I need to migrate from Samba 3 to WS2012 AD. I know the steps are Samba
 >> 3 to Samba 4 to WS2008 to WS2012R2.
 >> I managed to upgrade Samba 3 PDC to Samba 4 AD, but I am not able to
 >> move roles to WS 2008 as I have some DNS related problems.
 > Then we should try to solve them. But you need to give more information
 > about your environment, error messages, etc.
 >> Is there any howto regarding Samba 4, DNS and Active Directory? Better,
 >> I would appreciate some lines describing the whole process of migration
 >> or someone who has already done this.
 > Have you seen
 > https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/User_Documentation
 > There you find documentation about joining a DC, DNS, FSMO, etc. But as
 > soon as you leave the Samba environment (2008->2012 migration), you
 > should better consult the MS documentation. :-)
 > Regards,
 > Marc

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