[Samba] Problem joining domain [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri May 31 07:23:48 UTC 2019

On Fri, 2019-05-31 at 06:21 +0000, Thamm, Russell via samba wrote:
> Hi Andrew and Roland,
> I originally installed samba-4.1.7 on CentOS 6.5. I successfully joined the domain. I intended to take over from the 2003 server but because the domain was being heavily used, I delayed seizing the roles. 
> Now I really, really want to replace the 2003 server. The network is currently not in use and I want to complete the job while I have an opportunity. If I have no other option, I will create a new domain, but I'd prefer to avoid having to create new user accounts.

How about trying this:


If that works, then you may be able to try this:


an online backup might work against windows, but I suspect you will


If you can apply patches (difficult air-gapped I know), try the
backported one attached to the bug.

Restoring the backup won't allow the windows server to still operate
(they will fight), but might get you a way out. 

Anyway, I hope this is of some help.  Otherwise we need to try and work
out a bit more about why the windows DC is unhappy with our list of

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                       http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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