[Samba] SYSVOL Replication in a Windows-driven AD environment

Sketch smblist at rednsx.org
Mon Apr 11 13:41:37 UTC 2016

On Mon, 11 Apr 2016, Isaiah Olson wrote:

> So, I am working with an AD environment where there is one 2008R2 DC (which
> holds the PDC emulator FSMO role) and one Samba DC running on Ubuntu 14.04
> (Samba Version 4.1.6-Ubuntu). I have been trying to set up the rsync
> workaround for SYSVOL replication, but I've been unable to get it working
> properly due to the inability to compile rsync with xattr support under
> Windows. My question is, are there any other workarounds available? Or does
> anyone know of an rsync binary for Windows that has proper ACL and xattr
> support?

I haven't tried this, as I don't have a windows DC, but I suspect you 
could use rsync from windows (without xattrs), then do a samba-tool ntacl 
sysvolreset on the linux DC(s) to reset the file permissions (might want 
to initiate the rsync from linux so you can do the sysvolreset immediately 

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