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

Moby list at mobsternet.com
Mon Mar 20 16:59:50 UTC 2017

On 3/20/2017 11:30, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:18:24 -0500
> Moby via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>> Thanks Rowland, sorry for the lack of clarity.  I meant can I setup
>> Samba 4.2.X as a domain member server so that, for example, I can
>> grant file system access to activedirectory principals.  From what
>> you say, it looks like this is possible.  Are you we should not
>> upgrade the domain functional level to 2016 if we have Samba machines
>> running as domain member servers?
> You can upgrade the functional level on Windows DCs to what you require,
> you just cannot do the same with Samba DCs, the maximum level at
> present is 2008R2.
> You should be able to use the Samba domain members with 2016, you
> aren't actually altering AD (except for creating the computer account).
> Rowland
Thanks Rowland.


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