[Samba] Samba upgrade from 4.6 to 4.7

Harsh Kukreja h.kukreja at ium.edu.na
Thu Oct 5 09:27:33 UTC 2017

Thanks for the clarification. I will join the new Ubuntu 16.04 as an
Additional DC to the existing PDC.

We have a license from Sernet but they never provided any instructions on
how to install their package. I will appreciate if you can assist with the

On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 4:39 PM, Rowland Penny via samba <
samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 4 Oct 2017 16:17:17 +0200
> Harsh Kukreja <h.kukreja at ium.edu.na> wrote:
> > I would suggest setting up a new server, join this to the domain as a
> > new DC, transfer the FSMO roles to this and then demote the old DC.
> > This way, you can change the OS and the Samba version at the same
> > time.
> >
> > Rowland
> >
> > Thanks Rowland
> >
> > I like to ask when I build a new samba 4.7 server on Ubuntu 16.04
> > then do I have to join it as domain member to the existing DC and
> > then transfer FSMO roles.
> I took it as granted when you said 'Samba server', you meant an AD DC,
> now I am beginning to wonder. If it is an AD domain, you would need to
> join the new computer as a DC, you cannot transfer the FSMO roles to a
> Unix domain member, it doesn't hold the sam.ldb files.
> >
> > Can you please help with the steps to install Sernet Samba 4.7
> > package on Ubuntu 16.04.
> It is very much the same as installing OS packages, they just have
> different names. Surely Sernet provides install instructions when you
> purchase your license to use their packages and if you haven't
> purchased a license, I am not going to tell you how to use the Sernet
> packages.
> Rowland
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