[Samba] Samba 4.11.0RC1 replication with Windows2012R2 ?

Luc Lalonde Luc.Lalonde at polymtl.ca
Mon Jul 29 15:41:57 UTC 2019

The first sentence says that default schema has changed from 2008R2
(schema 47) to 2012R2 (schema 69).

This does not mean that we're now at Windows 2012R2 functional level by
default?   I must be missing something...

On 2019-07-29 11:29 a.m., Rowland penny via samba wrote:
> 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
> Rowland
Luc Lalonde, analyste
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École polytechnique de MTL
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