Re: [Samba] Samba 3 domain to AD domain migration.
- Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2018 14:36:33 +0100
- From: Rowland Penny via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba 3 domain to AD domain migration.
On Fri, 1 Jun 2018 08:56:18 -0400
Nathan Lager via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Good Morning Samba list,
> I know I don't post here often (or.. maybe ever) but i've been
> watching along for years.
> We're in a situation where we have an aging samba 3 domain. It acts
> like an old NT domain, samba folks should understand that. Its just
> where the capabilities of samba3 landed us.
> For many reasons we want to get off of this domain, and on to
> something more modern, and we've decided that a true windows AD is
> the place to go. We have a lot of the migration worked out, but
> we're down to one last caveat. Passwords. We don't want to force a
> password reset for all of our users. At least not within the
> timeframe of this migration. So we're trying to find migration
> options that will take the existing samba passwords and migrate them
> over to AD. The passwords are currently stored in NT4 hashes (one of
> the reasons we want to get off of this domain).
> So, all that background to ask my question. Samba 3 to Samba4
> migration MIGHT be an option.
> I'm an accomplished nix admin, so i'm not afraid to try that upgrade,
> we didnt want to take the time to do that step if we could avoid it.
> However, since we're stuck on these passwords, i'm wondering if it's
> back on the table. The problem is, the document doesn't seem to
> directly address passwords. It doesn't say that it does convert the
> passwords, it also doesn't say that it doesn't. At least not that
> i've found in the doc.
> My goal would be to use the samba4 migration as a go-between from
> smb3/nt to Windows AD. Would migrating to samba4 migrate passwords,
> AND set me up such that I can then use a domain trust, or a windows DC
> joined to the samba4 domain, to replicate passwords over to Windows
> Sorry for being long-winded, let me know if you need more info.
I will be brief:
Yes and Yes, but why migrate to a Windows DC, think of the cost of all
those CALS, not to mention the cost of the DCs, but it is your
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