[Samba] Error Demoting DC Windows from Domain

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Aug 16 16:25:09 UTC 2019

On 16/08/2019 17:16, Marcio Demetrio Bacci via samba wrote:
> Hi,
>> If your replication is good and all is verified, you can turn off the
> windows DC.
>> I suggest, leave everyting as is. Wait 3-5 days.
> Replication between Samba 4 DC are OK.
> However, sometimes problems arise between Windows Server 2008 and Samba 4
> records, usually related to attributes of 2 or 3 specific computers.
> I edit the Samba registry with ldbedit and everything is OK. After a while
> the problem recurs again. This way, I want to remove Windows Server 2008 DC
> from the domain.
> When I have transferred the roles ForestDNSZones and DomainDNSZones I had
> to use samba-tool fsmo seize, the others 5 roles I have transferred with
> samba-tool fsmo transfer without problems.
> My Samba 4 DC has been owner fsmo roles for 3 weeks.
>> Verify you logs.
>   I have noticed DNS dynamic updates issues.
> I believe it's because my Windows Server 2008 DC servers were not Domain
> Authoritative DNS, so I had to integrate them with Active Directory
> manually.
I suggest you follow Louis's advice, turn off the Windows DC and wait, 
if you get errors, you can turn the Windows DC back on, but I don't 
think you will have to and I don't think you will have to wait long 
before you have to. You will either get errors quickly or none at all.


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