[Samba] DHCP - Samba as second AD DC

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Jun 17 10:20:19 UTC 2020

On 17/06/2020 10:37, Michael Howard via samba wrote:
> So, I have a MS Windows 2016 AD DC. I've setup samba as a second AD DC 
> running on a low power ARM device and all looks good.
How did you mange that, Samba supposedly doesn't support the Win2016 
schema yet.
> If I shut down the Windows DC all looks good then too, initially. 
> However, should the Windows DC be down for any length of time I will 
> encounter DHCP issues.
> My thoughts on this are two fold. One is running a DHCP server on the 
> ARM box permanently and splitting the scope, the other is configuring 
> up the DHCP server on the ARM device and running it only when it 
> detects the Windows DC is down.

Why not just run the DHCP server on the ARM device and stop your Windows 
clients from updating their own records.


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