[Samba] Samba 4.2X as a member server in ActiveDirectory functional level 2016 domain

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Mar 20 09:13:36 UTC 2017

On Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:28:37 -0500
Moby via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Can Samba 4.2.X work as a member server in a Windows server 2016 
> activedirectory domain?  I am using Samba member servers in Windows 
> 2012R2 domain and would like to know if I can upgrade the domain to 
> functional level server 2016 without breaking Samba.
> Thank you in advance for any help,

It all depends on what you mean by 'member server', if you mean, can I
provision a member server like I can provision a DC, then no, you
cannot. The only thing you can provision is a DC.

If you mean, can I set up Samba as a domain member and use it as a
member server, then yes, you should be able to.

You cannot upgrade the functional level to 2016 yet.


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