[Samba] Domain Level and Forest Level raise

Anantha Raghava H A raghav at exzatech.net
Tue Aug 15 03:14:09 UTC 2023


Setting up a test environment for 4.19 rc2.

However, can't we raise the lowest functional level higher than 2008 R2 
in 4.18.x?

Thanks & Regards,

Anantha Raghava H A

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On 15/08/23 7:59 am, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Tue, 2023-08-15 at 07:34 +0530, Anantha Raghava H A via samba wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We have a test environment with Samba Version 4.18.5 which is set to
>> Forest, Domain and lowest function Level of 2008 R2. I am trying to
>> raise the forest and domain levels.
>> However, when I try to raise the domain level, I get an error -
>> "ERROR:
>> Domain function level can't be higher than the lowest function level
>> of
>> a DC!" and when I try to raise the forest level I get an error -
>> "Forest
>> function level can't be higher than the domain function level(s).
>> Please
>> raise it/them first!".
>>   From this what I understand is we have to first raise the lowest
>> functional level to 2012 R2 before raising domain level and finally
>> raise the forest level.
>> But how do we raise the lowest function level using samba-tool or
>> Active
>> Directory Domains and Trusts tool? I am not able to find any
>> reference
>> or documentation. Or do we have to set it while provisioning the DC?
> Samba 4.19 will help you a lot with this.  See the details, limitations
> and documentation in the WHATSNEW.txt

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