[Samba] Samba 4.11.0RC1 replication with Windows2012R2 ?

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Jul 29 15:29:35 UTC 2019

On 29/07/2019 15:59, Luc Lalonde via samba wrote:
> Hello Folks,
> There seems to be contradicting sentences in the release notes for
> 4.11.0RC1:
> Default schema updated to 2012_R2
> ---------------------------------
> Default AD schema changed from 2008_R2 to 2012_R2.  2012_R2 functional level
> is not yet available.  Older schemas can be used by provisioning with the
> '--base-schema' argument.  Existing installations can be updated with the
> samba-tool command "domain schemaupgrade".
> Samba's replication code has also been improved to handle replication
> with the 2012 schema (the core of this replication fix has also been
> backported to 4.9.11 and will be in a 4.10.x release).
> The second sentence seems to contradict the rest of the information in
> the two paragraphs...
> It is not clear if we can upgrade to the 2012R2 functional level or
> not.  If this is not the case, please clarify.
> I want to be able to join a Windows2012R2 domain controller to a Samba4
> domain (schema 67 support).
> Thank You!

What isn't clear about '2012_R2 functional level is not yet available' ?

This is the first stage in getting to 2012R2, I believe you will be able 
to join a Windows 2012R2 DC with function level 2008R2 to a Samba domain 
and expect replication to work on 4.11.0


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