[Samba] Integration Windows Server 2012

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri May 31 09:46:23 UTC 2019

On 30/05/2019 13:28, Dirk Streubel wrote:
> Hello Rowland,
> thanks a lot for the quick answer :-)
> Am 30.05.19 um 12:12 schrieb Rowland penny via samba:
>> On 30/05/2019 11:04, Dirk Streubel via samba wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> i've read a few month here in the list that in Samba 4.11 it will be
>>> possible to join a Windows 2012 Server to an active Samba AD Structure.
>>> This would be nice, but what about 2016 / 19 Servers. Are there to many
>>> Problems withe the new schema of the 2016 / 19 Server?
>> One step at a time, we need to get to 2012 first ;-)
>> This is actively being worked on and once we get there, it is thought
>> that the next jump jump to 2016 will be a lot easier
> So, with Samba Version 4.11 it would be 2012 an with Version 4.12 then
> Server 2016 or what are the plans of the Samba Team? :-[
As far as I am aware 2012 is planned for 4.11 (but as I am sure you are 
aware, plans can change), after that I am sure that 2016 will be added 
as soon as possible.
>>> Another Question: what about the Forest function level and the Domain
>>> function level that come out of the Box with Samba.
>>> I use here Fedora 30 and the Levels are 2008_R2 and i can't raise to
>>> 2012_R2. Are there any plans to rise this up to a higher level out of
>>> the box or is this only a Fedora Problem.
>> Can I ask if you are using the standard Fedora Samba packages for your
>> DC ?
>> If you are, are you also aware that they are marked as experimental
>> because they use MIT kerberos ?
> Good question Rowland, i don't know exactly why i use the standard
> Fedora Samba Packages.
Well, if you don't know, who does ;-)
> And yes, i know that MIT Kerberos is experimental. Maybe i would chose
> Heimdal Kerberos and build my own Packages on my Fedora System.

I suggest you read this:


It may help.

There is nothing wrong with using the distro packages, except that quite 
a few things do not work, this is why it is marked experimental.


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