[Samba] Windows Migration

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 21:00:19 UTC 2015

On 16/09/15 18:58, Brian Haupt wrote:
> I've gone through several attempts of this migration but the process has been basically the following
> 1. Bring a clean Windows Server online.
> 2. Join it to the domain as a member server and DCPromo it to domain controller. I have also tried dcpromo with it on a workgroup and joining the domain as a DC from the start.
> 3. On the Windows server transfer the 5 FSMO roles it knows of.
And there is your problem, windows lies, there are 7 FSMO roles, there 
are 2 DNS infrastructure roles.


> 4. Ensure everything is working.
> 5. Take down SAMBA.
> 6. Use the Metadata cleanup vbscript.
> 7. Modify DNS records so remove all traces of the original DC.

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