[Samba] Joining member server

Gregory Sloop gregs at sloop.net
Tue Feb 22 16:43:12 UTC 2022

Yes, I wondered about that.
Is there any advantage of using the newer samba-tool join vs the old-timer method? [Or the other way 'round...]
Rowland? :)

> Even for the 4.15 series I found samba-tool to be less effective than `net ads join`, so always just use that:

>    # net ads join -U administrator

> On 2/22/22 08:44, Gregory Sloop via samba wrote:

>> 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.
  >>>>> TIA
>>> -Greg

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