[Samba] Samba AD and Windows Deployment Services

Philippe Clérié pclerie at gmail.com
Tue Sep 19 23:49:33 UTC 2017

For what it's worth, I created a Windows 2012R2 VM, joined the domain as a
member server and installed only the File and Storage Services.

Next, I installed the Windows Deployment Services role, "Integrated with
Active Directory". That when I get the errors mentioned above.

Then, I removed the WDS role and reinstalled it as a "Standalone Server".
That works fine. In fact it also allows prestaging. So, at least for what I
want to do, I don't seem to need AD integration of the role. Which is
perfectly fine with me.

So I went ahead and installed WDS on my production server as Standaloe.
Works fine. I've built the image I plan to deploy and I'm resuming testing
tomorrow. Will post if anything else goes wrong.

Take away: there does seem to be a problem between WDS on Windows 2012R2
and Samba AD on Ubuntu Xenial.

On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 12:18 PM, Rowland Penny via samba <
samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:40:09 -0400
> Philippe Clérié via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I've been trying to install the WDS role on a Windows 2012R2 server
> > that is a member of a Samba AD (Ubuntu Xenial 4.3.x). WDS refuses to
> > run, throwing two errors related to WDSIMGSVR.
> >
> > 1) Event 266: An error occurred while refreshing settings. Error
> > information 0x3A.
> > 2) Event 258: An error occured while trying to initialize the Windows
> > Deployment Service image server. Error information: 0x3A.
> >
> > I believe 258 is a consequence of 266.
> >
> > While trying to debug and researching, I found a MS page that
> > mentions a "Remote Install" tab on the Properties dialog for the
> > servers account in AD. However, when I checked said account, there
> > was no "Remote install" tab.
> >
> > So, question: Is that a confirmed incompatibility between 2012R2 and
> > Samba AD? ( Shot in the dark: functionality levels differences?).
> It seems there is, see here:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Joining_a_Windows_Server_
> 2012_/_2012_R2_DC_to_a_Samba_AD
> Which refers to this bug report:
> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12204
> Rowland
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