[Samba] Samba on Debian 8; NT4 domain, win10

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Dec 14 16:56:34 UTC 2016

On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 10:50:22AM +0100, Stefan G. Weichinger via samba wrote:
> Am 2016-12-12 um 15:37 schrieb Stefan G. Weichinger via samba:
> > I just moved all the configs etc over to another VM, and started over,
> > looks better now. No clue ... thanks anyway :-)
> I am sure that all of you wait thrilled for the next news from my
> migration(s) ;-)

Actually, it *IS* really good to hear occasionally from
a satisfied user :-).

You have to remember that we only ever see error reports
on the Samba lists, no one ever says "yeah it just worked" (because,
well, why would they :-) :-).

Thanks for the feedback !


> Yesterday we did tests with 2 Win7-Test-VMs and the migrated
> Debian-ADS-PDC. Looks good to me.
> We were able to login with old and new users, access shares on the pdc,
> join a new client, and even deploy the first GPOs to the clients. RSAT
> access works so far ... feels good to me.
> As you may assume new questions arised:
> * kinit: Do I have to run that after every reboot of the PDC? I don't
> plan to do that all the time but we have to *know* what to do in case.
> In my tests I had the impression that this wasn't kept up by itself.
> * we had to change the IP of the Test-PDC after classicupgrade, I then
> noticed some loglines around samba_dnsupdate trying to contact the DNS
> under the old IP. How can I fix that? yesterday I reran classicupgrade
> as we hadn't done any new work yet, but that is no solution for
> production ;-)
> * I have to move over the test-config to another VM then for production,
> this also means changing the IP and maybe the linux-hostname. Is that a
> problem, should that be avoided?
> * What is the recommended way to pull backups of the PDC? Just tar up
> /var/lib/samba ? Run some export script or so?
> * and what is the recommended way of actually swapping PDC from NT4 to ADS?
> turn down all clients, and NT4-PDC, then turn up ADS-PDC, and client
> after client?
> Thanks a lot, I am looking forward to actually rolling this out in
> january ...
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