[Samba] Samba 4.4.2 AD DC demote fails
abartlet at samba.org
Sat Apr 30 19:33:14 UTC 2016
On Sat, 2016-04-30 at 16:09 +0100, Miguel Medalha wrote:
> > The brute force removal really isn't as bad as it seems, if you
> > have
> > got all the data off the DC first and turned it off. Indeed, it is
> > actually more correct and more tested, cleaning up more of the
> > right
> > things.
> What raises my doubts here is that I need to use the demoted server
> as a
> member server, and I would need to keep its name because it hosts the
> users' profiles and some other resources that have lots of GPOs
> to. The editing needed to accommodate a change of name would be
> extensive and prone to error. Also, I don't have much time to do it,
> resources are scarse and the system needs to be in production again.
> Samba Wiki contains dire warnings about never ever connect to the
> network again a DC removed by brute force. Will it be ok if it is
> again as a member server with the same name? I fear that the cleaning
> done by "--remove-other-dead-server" may leave some residue that
> later wreak havoc on the working of the AD.
On the contrary, it will clean it up better, that is what I wrote it to
do :-). Just run that, and then join as a member server, it will be
fine. (Certainly more fine than then 'online' demote in any case).
> > In any case, I found and fixed the issue you hit last week, the
> > patch
> > is at https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11882
> Ok, thank you! I will surelly give it a try.
> > The syntax error should then go away (bug I have a patch for that
> > as
> > well, it is on samba-technical if you are curious).
> Of course I am, more than curious! I can search for it, unless you
> a pointer.
> Thank you for your reply. This is robbing me much needed sleep time.
No worries. Hopefully you now have what you need.
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba
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