[Samba] Joining member server

Gregory Sloop gregs at sloop.net
Tue Feb 22 14:44:41 UTC 2022

Perhaps I should have been more clear/explicit.
The Wiki says that you should ONLY use "samba-tool" to join a member server IF the samba version is >4.15.0. (https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setting_up_Samba_as_a_Domain_Member#Joining_the_Domain)
Obviously in this case, we have mixed versions.
But the machine being joined is running a samba version >4.15.0.
Again, I'm like 95% sure this is fine, but asking now can save many hours trying to recover whacked DCs, so here I am.

> I have three DC's - one running Louis's packages (4.15.3 on Ubuntu 20.04) and two others on 18.04 running the distro packages (4.7.6).
> I'm joining a member file server running Louis' packages 4.15.3 - and want to make sure that joining using samba-tool is fine.
> Recap: 2 or the 3 DC are running a mixture of 4.7.6 and 4.15.0+, but the file server being joined as a member is running > 4.15.0.
> I assume it's ok since the machine running samba-tool is >4.15, but I also don't want to whack my AD back-end etc.
> -Greg  

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