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Re: [Samba] Adding a Windows Server 2008 as a DC to the domain fails




Hi Louis,
Many thanks.   Yes, I think I'll stick with samba DCs as you say.
Cheers,
Roy

> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba [mailto:samba-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of L.P.H. van
> Belle via samba
> Sent: 05 January 2018 14:03
> To: samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Adding a Windows Server 2008 as a DC to the domain fails
> 
> Hai Roy,
> 
> Hmm, i dont know for sure, but based on my google magic, i say your correct.
> Lowering the samba DC domain level should help you out.
> 
> If someone can confirm this, thanks!
> But i must mention.
> Adding a "unsupported" ms 2008 server as dc...  wil cost you ms licenses..
> 
> I suggest if possible, add a new samba AD DC.
> Add the windows server as member, and you dont have to lower the domain
> level.
> 
> 
> Greetz,
> 
> Louis
> 
> 
> 
> 
> > -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> > Van: Roy Eastwood [mailto:spindles7@xxxxxxxxx]
> > Verzonden: vrijdag 5 januari 2018 14:32
> > Aan: 'L.P.H. van Belle'; samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Onderwerp: RE: [Samba] Adding a Windows Server 2008 as a DC
> > to the domain fails
> >
> > Hi Louis,
> > Thanks you for your quick answer.
> >
> > >
> > > Hai Roy,
> > >
> > > What happens if you disable smb1 in win 2008, reboot and try again.
> > > In powershell run :
> > >
> > > Get-WindowsFeature FS-SMB1
> > > Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName smb1protocol
> > >
> > >
> >
> > Unfortunately the command is not recognised - it would seem
> > that the Server
> > Manager Command-line tools are not available on
> > Windows Server 2008, only on 2008 R2 upwards!   So I set the
> > SMB1 DWORD value to
> > 0 in the appropriate key in the registry to disable SMB1.
> > That did not help at all - same failure notice.
> >
> > I checked the Forest/Domain functional level using
> > "samba-tool domain level
> > show" and indeed it is set to 2008 R2.
> > There doesn't seem to be  any command to lower the Functional
> > Levels in samba.
> > However, I found this:
> > https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/aman/2012/12/28/step-by-st
> ep-guide-to-lower-
> > active-directory-functional-level/
> >
> > Would this work?   For example, if I re-join my Windows 2008
> > R2 machine as a DC,
> > lower the functional levels of the forest & domain,
> > join my 2008 machine, then demote the 2008 R2 DC?
> >
> > > Greetz,
> > >
> > > Louis
> > >
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Roy
> >
> >
> 
> 
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