[Samba] Samba AD Best Practice (DNS)

Luke Barone lukebarone at gmail.com
Thu Oct 12 18:50:18 UTC 2017

Yes, as changing the domain name is not supported (without unjoining and
rejoining the machines). Depending on your infrastructure, you can try a
couple things:

1. If you have an imaging solution, you can setup the new name (
ad.example.com) on the new (even virtual!) DC (dc1.ad.example.com), and
have your new images join the new domain
2. Use the AD DNS as your network's main DNS server, and simply have it
forward requests it doesn't know to your ISP (or other) DNS server. This
requires the least amount of downtime for your users, and they likely won't
notice a change.

On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 11:35 AM, Pat Suwalski via samba <
samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> On 2017-10-12 02:26 PM, Luke Barone via samba wrote:
>> - If we want something else to resolve, we add an A record (i.e.
>> mail.ad.district.com IN A or a CNAME record (i.e.
>> mail.ad.district.com IN CNAME mail.district.com)
> Right, so you have the ad.x subdomain as well. That's what we don't have,
> and it seems it would require starting from scratch to implement it.
> --Pat
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