[Samba] Binding to AD 2016

Jurie Botha jurieb at gmail.com
Fri Apr 6 10:35:17 UTC 2018

Hi Steve,

I cannot speak for samnba 3.5, but I have successfully ran a Samba 4.5 as a
member of a Windows Server 2016 domain at a 2016 domain functional level
(If you're interested, see:
It may be time to upgrade. I would suggest labbing the environment and
testing it before proceeding. It can be as simple as a VirtualBox VM 2016
DC + VM Samba Server.

Hope this helps.

On 5 April 2018 at 22:36, Steve Hideg via samba <samba at lists.samba.org>

> Hello.
> We have a file server running Samba version 3.5.4-0.70.el5 on Red Hat
> Enterprise Linux Server release 5.6 that is bound to our AD domain and uses
> AD for authentication and file ownership.
> Additionally, we have a few other Linux VMs of similar vintage (RedHat 5.x)
> that are bound to AD using Winbind (Samba v 3.0, 3.3, 3.5).
> Our present AD environment is running at 2003 functional level.
> We have embarked on a project to raise AD to 2016 functional level.
> Can anyone tell me if our Linux servers bound in this manner with old
> versions of Samba and Winbind would still work correctly and bind and
> authenticate when we elevate our AD domain to 2016 level?
> Thank you.
> Steve Hideg
> Senior Networking & Systems Administrator
> Department of Information Technology
> Saint Mary's College
> hideg at saintmarys.edu
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Thanks & Regards
Jurie Botha

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