[Samba] domain provision again ?

Denis Cardon dcardon at tranquil.it
Thu Feb 8 09:59:58 UTC 2018

Hi Massimo,

>>> Hi to All,
>>> i'm wondering to do again domain provision.
>>> anyone that tryed this?
>>> any idea on how to have the previous users profiles imported in the
>>> new domain ?
>>> do i have to rejoin all the workstations?
>> If you provision Samba, you will get a NEW domain. Whilst you can dump
>> the users etc from the old domain, you will need to create them again
>> in the new domain, this includes joining the workstations. Any files
>> etc that belong to the old users & groups will have to be 'chown' to
>> the new ones. The windows profiles (as far as I am aware) from the old
>> domain cannot be used because they contain the old domains SID.
>> Rowland
> so as far i understand is not possible for me.
> any idea on how to recover the domain that is not working? can't add
> workstations
> everything seems good in the log execpt:
> [root at zeus ~]# samba-tool domain demote --remove-other-dead-server=backupdc
> WARNING: The "profile acls" option is deprecated
> ERROR: Demote failed: DemoteException: backupdc is not an AD DC in
> somdomain.com
> A transaction is still active in ldb context [0x27bfd20] on
> tdb:///usr/local/samba/private/sam.ldb

have you check that RID FSMO role is on the still on the surviving server?
   samba-tool fsmo show



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