[Samba] Server 2012 functional level for Samba v4.6?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Apr 10 22:18:24 UTC 2019

On Wed, 2019-04-10 at 23:17 +0200, Peter Tuharsky via samba wrote:
> Hallo,
> there is not much happening on this topic in mailing list, so I hope 
> there is a base to revive this old thread. I see that Samba is making 
> great progress, but as usually, it is hard to keep up with Microsoft 
> changes.
> So far, Samba supports 2008 R2 DFL, and has only experimental support 
> for 2012 R2 DFL. However, the demand for DFL 2012 R2 will be rising 
> considerably I think, since Microsoft ends support of Windows Server 
> 2008 R2 by january 2020 (thats 9 months). That will leave the 2012 R2 
> the oldest supported Windows Server version soon, thus probably 
> generating more user cases where Samba would be desired to support the 
> DFL 2012 R2.
> Only thoughts...
> I know there is huge step between 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 DFL by the means 
> of engineering needed. Anyway, congratulations for all the good work, 
> Samba team!

We are trying to work towards this.  There is considerable engineering
required, but progress is being made on some of the dependent tasks. 

See for example:


We would value assistance in this area.


Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team         https://samba.org
Samba Development and Support, Catalyst IT   

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