[Samba] Samba 3.6.23 (IBM version), Windows AD at the functional 2003 level

Bob Wyatt bwyatt_sub at comcast.net
Tue Oct 29 22:47:31 UTC 2019

My apologies (again!) for asking about this old, venerable release.

The client is upgrading to 4.10 or 4.11 in early December.


The AIX server was joined to a functional Windows 2000 domain in 2015.

The AD server has since been upgraded to functional Windows Server 2003
sometime since.


They have 2 AD servers - primary is Joe, secondary is Jane.

Joe has encountered severe Registry issues and needs to be taken offline.


The /etc/resolv.conf and smb.conf were updated to point to Jane; inetd was

The AIX server will no longer allow Samba share access.

Change everything back to Joe, we're good to go again.


While everything is set for Joe:

net ads leave -U administrator%password says ads is not built in.

net rfc leave -U administrator%password says leave is unknown.


If we were to delete the member from AD, we can't join it (as ads isn't
built in this version).


I think this pushes them into advancing the timetable on their Samba


Is there anything else to be tried if they can't push up the schedule? 



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