[Samba] Migration of 2 samba3 PDC+OpenLDAP in one new Samba4 AD

BRIEC, Pierre pierre.briec at stetherese.net
Sun Apr 12 02:05:57 MDT 2015

2015-04-10 22:05 GMT+02:00 Marc Muehlfeld <mmuehlfeld at samba.org>:

> Hello Pierre,
> please reply to the list and not (only) to my address, so everyone can
> read the full thread.

Oups sorry for that. I've noticed after

> Am 10.04.2015 um 08:51 schrieb BRIEC, Pierre:
> > The global number of accounts is around 1200 Users (~600 on each site)
> > The first site have 200 computers and the other one 300 computers
> I would migrate the domain with more computer account to AD, join all
> machines of the smaller one to it and then drop it. And of course re-create
> the users/groups, too. samba-tool of 4.2 has some more options to set more
> details on account. If you script a bit, this should be easy to do.

Ok, i've already use script to create users for my samba3, so it should not
be too difficult.
Do you know if it is possible to script a windows task that:
- leave the domain
- reboot
- join the new AD domain

> > nice, perhaps, i will make a clean install of Samba4 instead a
> > migration.
> > If i don't do the classicupgrade on both sites, can I build a new
> > domain Samba4 without interferences with the actual Samba3?
> Sure you can, but you must not use one of the existing domain names! If
> you start a new AD installation, then you have to join all 200 + 300
> computers to the domain. And you have to re-create all users of both
> domain. It's much more work.

Yes of course, it's much work, but i can prepare the new samba4 without
stress :-)

> Regards,
> Marc



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