[Samba] Classic upgrade and member servers

Alex Crow acrow at integrafin.co.uk
Tue Jan 31 22:16:35 UTC 2017

You don't have to rename per se.

You can rejoin to AD with "ad.corp.com" as your hostname (and entry in
/etc/hosts, which you will need) but if your member servers are  on the
same IP and your original DNS preserves your A records you'll still be
able to connect via <servername>.corp.com after a rejoin in ADS mode.

We did it two months ago and didn't have to change any logon scripts or
profile/home dir entries.



On 31/01/17 21:54, Mircea Husz via samba wrote:
> All,
> I'm migrating a samba3 domain to a new samba4 AD implementation. 
> The samba3 domain is at the top level corp.com, and after having read the naming FAQ we decided to create ad.corp.com for Samba4.
> We're doing a test migration and so far things are going well. Part of test is migration of old samba servers, which involves joining them to AD, which creates a DNS record under ad.corp.com. Which means we need to rename and re-address them.
> Is it typical of classic upgrades to have their domain members renamed and re-addressed ? Are there less-impactful ways of doing this ?
> Thanks,
> -Mike

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