[Samba] Outdated warning in wiki page Joining Samba as a Domain Member ?

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Apr 1 07:15:47 UTC 2021

On 01/04/2021 06:57, Claudio Kuenzler via samba wrote:
> Hello Samba folks,
> I was wondering about a warning in the Samba Wiki (Setting up Samba as a
> Domain Member):
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setting_up_Samba_as_a_Domain_Member#Joining_the_Domain
> This page mentions the following warning:
> "Do not join a domain member using samba-tool domain join. This option is
> unsupported, does not work and can cause problems with your AD replication.
> The option will be removed from samba-tool in a future release."
> I don't see any hint whether this is still a valid warning or if it can be
> ignored. The man page of samba-tool does not mention any deprecation
> warning or similar on the domain join sub-command.
> It seems that this is an old relict from the first creation of that Wiki
> page in October 2015 (see
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php?title=Setting_up_Samba_as_a_Domain_Member&oldid=11099#The_domain_join).
> thx for clarification,
> ck

No, you cannot use samba-tool to create a domain member (yet), I am not 
quite sure what you get when you try, but it isn't a domain member.

I say 'yet' because someone is working on making 'samba-tool domain 
join' a link to 'net ads join', just like realmd.


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