[Samba] Demoting an offline DC
abartlet at samba.org
Wed Jul 12 12:20:41 UTC 2017
On Wed, 2017-07-12 at 15:07 +0300, Mitocariu Emilian via samba wrote:
> I have an offline DC that i want to demote and i read here
> that my samba version has to be at least 4.4, but all my DCs have samba
> 4.3.11. Is it enough if just one of the DCs has samba 4.4+ or does all my
> DCs need at least samba 4.4 for demoting an offline DC?
> Also, is there a way of demoting on offline DC with samba older than 4.4?
> Maybe if i create a DC with the same name as the one i want to remove, join
> the domain and then do a proper demoting?
All the --remove-other-dead-server logic is in the samba-tool command,
so just run that command from a modern Samba, pointing at a live DC
with -H ldap://gooddc.example.com
Remember to authenticate, eg with -U.
I hope this helps,
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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