UCS joining AD as master DC is the only option?

ucs-4-2
join-backup

#1

[withdrawn this post since it was not accurate]


#2

I am struggling with the terminology here, not sure if my question makes sense in the context of what UCS is, but can an UCS-based server join a Windows 2K8R2-based AD as backup DC?

Thanks!


#3

Mixing Windows-based AD DCs and UCS-based AD DCs is not supported. You only join UCS servers into a Windows-based AD domain as member servers (and vice versa).


#4

Thanks for your clarification! This was not clear until now.

I suggest that this be added to UCS documentation prominently as it is easy to miss this aspect. Since I now know that UCS can only join as memberserver and not as DC, the documentation on this seems correct, but a causal reader could also conclude otherwise.

May I ask a follow-up question, on why it is not supported, since technically samba4 can be joined into existing AD as DC?

https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Joining_a_Samba_DC_to_an_Existing_Active_Directory


#5

I cannot answer that. Maybe someone from Univention will.