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

Simon Matthews simon.matthews at bluepearlsoftware.com
Wed Aug 26 17:54:03 UTC 2020

On 8/26/20 10:42 AM, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
> On 26/08/2020 18:29, Simon Matthews via samba wrote:
>> Thanks for stopping me from wasting a lot of time with CentOS. Would
>> Ubuntu work?
> Yes, 20.04 comes with 4.11.x
>> Reading the document, it looks like I don't actually have to get the new
>> DC running before the Classic Upgrade -- I just need to have the files
>> in appropriate locations. Is this correct?
> If you go down the classic upgrade route, you definitely do not
> provision a DC, the script does it for you using information from your
> old domain.
> There are two schools of thought, if you do the classic upgrade, you
> get all your users and groups etc from your old domain, along with any
> old ways of doing things (using RIDs for Unix IDs etc). The second is
> to create a new AD domain, this way you can specify just what Unix IDs
> etc. Either way has its plus and minus points.

I think that the second method may be the way to go -- but that will
mean that I will have new "users" on the Windows machines, so I will
have to sort out some file ownership issues, correct?

> Which ever way you go, I would suggest testing it in a walled off
> network, so you can iron out any problems before doing it for real.

I plan to use a NAT configuration of a VM to test it. That should wall
it off. I think I can add a Windows VM to the NAT "network" for testing.



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