[Samba] Creating a new Samba BDC and promoting to PDC

Simon Matthews simon.matthews at bluepearlsoftware.com
Tue Aug 11 00:20:36 UTC 2020

On 8/10/20 2:34 AM, L.P.H. van Belle via samba wrote:
>> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>> Van: samba [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Namens
>> Simon Matthews via samba
>> Verzonden: maandag 10 augustus 2020 2:27
>> Aan: samba at lists.samba.org
>> Onderwerp: [Samba] Creating a new Samba BDC and promoting to PDC
>> Is there a good document on bringing up a new Samba 4 BDC and
>> promoting it to PDC in my NT-style domain environment?
> Dont, its a waist of time, really
>> Moving to AD-style domain is something I should do, but
>> moving my PDC to another machine is more urgent.
> Then urgently, setup a new AD-DC server + 1 member, move the old data to the member.
> You can, if the username/password are the same, setup like this:

The move to AD involves re-configuration of DNS. We already have a local
DNS server, which works nicely with our DHCP server.

It's not clear to me what zones the AD DNS server needs to serve? I
wonder if I can keep my existing zones (forward/reverse resolution for
all the machines in the LAN) and, if the zones that the AD DNS server
requires do not overlap, then I can set up my existing DNS server as a
slave for the new zones?


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