[Samba] Samba migration to AD

Marco Querci mquerci75 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 29 03:44:53 UTC 2023


I've managed to successfully migrate a samba-AD to a windows-AD ... in a
test environment not yet in production.
I suggest you to start reading this:

My samba version is 4.15.13
The steps I've followed are:
- prepare samba
- add win2008 to the domain
- copy sysvol
- demote samba DC (the one without FSMO roles)
- transfer FSMO roles from samba to win2008
- demote the other samba DC
- add win2016 to the domain
- copy sysvol
- transfer the FSMO roles
- demote win2008
- add win2022


On Mon, Aug 28, 2023 at 1:39 PM Fabio Fantoni via samba <
samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Il 27/08/2023 14:01, Trenta sis via samba ha scritto:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I need to evaluate a migration of two samba DC to a native AD
> > controller, reading wiki, appear that can join to windows 2008, but I
> > can't find a full complete migration steps, anybody has experience
> > about this migration from samba 4.4.5 to AD DC?
> > What are the key on this migration?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> Hi, I did some tests in latest years to migrate domains with samba AD
> domain controllers to windows AD domain controller.
> Near all tests was adding windows 2008R2 before but all failed, tried to
> follow some different howtos (major part is near the same) but windows
> always fails to complete the first synchronization and even if I enabled
> and synced SYSVOL manually the issue on windows persist and also trying
> to force remove of samba DC and add other windows DC I've never been
> able to get a consistent one (of windows DC).
> small note, before there is to create two attributes
> msDS-SDReferenceDomain in the "cn=configuration" (not all howto tell
> them), in this for example that is also a script to do easy (is possible
> to do also manually with "ADSI edit" from windows tools like what I did):
> https://samba.tranquil.it/doc/en/samba_advanced_methods/samba_add_windows_active_directory.html
> now that next samba version (4.19) add more functionality about domain
> feature level I also tried to increase it for try adding directly
> windows 2012r2 and windows 2019 servers, but I had 2 errors for now, one
> reported and fixed and one report just now (however this is quite normal
> with new version still in "rc" and a newly added feature, FL 2016 is
> also partial). I think issues samba side can be solved,it's just a
> matter of time, what which unfortunately are more difficult are the
> windows ones.
> Has anyone had success migrating from samba to windows and know how to
> troubleshoot the windows DCs issue? I have not been able to find a
> solution from online research and I have tried in many ways, now I just
> have to try with higher domain feature level on more recent windows servers
> thanks for any reply and sorry for my bad english
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