[Samba] Error Demoting DC Windows from Domain
Marcio Demetrio Bacci
marciobacci at gmail.com
Tue Aug 20 16:18:25 UTC 2019
>Please tell me that you haven't turned your Windows DC back on again. If
>you have, is it connected to the domain ?
Yes and Yes.
Yes, I have turned on him again. I thought it was better to demote with him
Now, I have turned off the Windows Server DC and I executed the command
"samba-tool domain demote --remove-other-dead-server=WINDOWS-DC3". The
result was fine.
>I would then take the Windows DC outside the domain (so it cannot connect)
and then reinstall an OS on it, this will stop you ever bringing the
Windows DC back again.
Yes, this Windows server will never return to the domain.
Thank you so much for your great help.
Em ter, 20 de ago de 2019 às 12:19, Rowland penny via samba <
samba at lists.samba.org> escreveu:
> On 20/08/2019 16:06, Marcio Demetrio Bacci wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I left the server off for 5 days.
> > The Samba 4 DC Servers are apparently working fine.
> > Now, I am unable to demote Windows Server 2008 Server through the
> > DCPROMO tool.
> > The following message appears:
> > "/The operation failed because:
> > Active Directory Domain Services could not find another Active
> > Directory Domain Controller to transfer the remaining data to the
> > directory partition DC = DomainDnsZones, DC = empesa, DC = com, DC = br.
> > The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted./"
> > The Replication between servers (Samba 4 and Windows) is OK.
> > Is it advisable for me to remove Windows DC manually?
> Please tell me that you haven't turned your Windows DC back on again. If
> you have, is it connected to the domain ?
> If it is, then turn it off again and never turn it on again whilst it is
> connected to the domain.
> If everything is working correctly on your Samba DCs, once the Windows
> DC is disconnected, run:
> samba-tool domain demote --remove-other-dead-server=<THE_WINDOWS_DC>
> on one of the Samba DCs
> I would then take the Windows DC outside the domain (so it cannot
> connect) and then reinstall an OS on it, this will stop you ever
> bringing the Windows DC back again.
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