[Samba] classic upgrade woes, ignores realm

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Sun Mar 31 13:58:42 UTC 2019

On Sun, 31 Mar 2019 15:51:49 +0200
Patrick von der Hagen via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Am 31.03.19 um 14:51 schrieb Rowland Penny via samba:
> > Thought so, did you miss this from:
> >
> > https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Migrating_a_Samba_NT4_Domain_to_Samba_AD_(Classic_Upgrade)
> >
> > [quote]
> >
> > This guide is only relevant if you have a Samba NT4-style domain,
> > that you want to upgrade to Samba Active Directory!
> >
> > [/quote]
> >
> > You do not have an NT4-style domain, you have a standalone server.
> >
> > You could try changing it to be an actual PDC, the changes are
> > minimal, but depending on how many users you have, it might just be
> > easier to start with a new AD domain.  
> I didn't actually miss it, I was simply convinced "yes, that's what
> I'm doing". Wasn't aware that "standalone" implies "not NT4-style".

NT4-style = PDC domain
standalone server = workgroup
> After some more fiddling around, it seems I simply need to add
> "domain logons = yes" to my smb.conf and that's it, classic upgrade
> seems to work nicely.
> Didn't do a proper check and will spent some more time with the lab 
> setup, but hostname, NetBIOS domain and DNS domain are correct and
> users are transferred with their passwords, ldap binds and smbclient
> work nicely.
> Thanks a lot.

Glad to help, but if you only have a few users, I still think you would
be better off starting with a new AD domain, but it is your choice ;-)


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