[Samba] Made a join with a netbios name, which already existed, now replication errors

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Jul 28 19:30:13 UTC 2017

On Fri, 28 Jul 2017 21:09:07 +0200
gizmo via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> >>
> >> I copied the smb.conf from an existing domain controller, because
> >> the first join ended with an error "smb.conf missing"
> >>
> >> gizmo
> >>
> > Well, if anything, this proves that German Universities are as bad
> > as English ones LOL
> >
> > When you didn't get a smb.conf, that is when you should have asked
> > for help.
> Now I feel free to ask anything ! ;-)
> now I'm really afraid to make another mistake and ruin the whole
> domain (maybe I did already) Would it be more safe to install a 5th
> domain controller first and do all operations from there ?

If you can join another DC (and it works) then yes this would be one
way to try.

> And when I upgrade the 2 existing working domain controller, I also
> want to upgrade the OS (SLES 11 -> SLES12) and then samba (4.3.11 ->
> 4.6.6). So I intend to upgrade the OS first, which means, that the
> server with SLES 12 will be working in the beginning with the samba
> software which came from the sernet repository for SLES 11 ?

Yes, this is probably what will happen and as long as Sernet says the
Sernet version of 4.3.11 will work with SLES 12, this shouldn't be a


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