[Samba] Samba migration to AD

Trenta sis trenta.sis at gmail.com
Thu Aug 31 21:13:05 UTC 2023

Thanks on wiki appears
 I understand that this can be used to migrate fist 2008r2 and the to
newer versions windows?
Any special requirement for initial join between 2008r2 and samba
(specific min version required to allow this join?)

Anybody has migrated with a successful result?


Missatge de Fabio Fantoni <fabio.fantoni at m2r.biz> del dia dl., 28
d’ag. 2023 a les 13:38:
> 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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