Author Topic: Promote BDC to Primary Controller?  (Read 1903 times)

jwshepherd

  • Zen Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 8
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Promote BDC to Primary Controller?
« on: July 14, 2016, 10:11:13 pm »
Both Domain Controller and Additional Controller are zentyl 4.2. Is there a way inZentyl to promote the BDC to the primary.

I just lost my primary domain controller, hard Drive failure. I rebuilt the replacement controller and installed the zentyl 4.2 install disk again. I tried to join it as an additional Controller, but that didn't work. I also tried just setting it as the primary , but even using the same domain name it started a  whole new domain and wouldn't replicate.

I eventually restored the config file backup and everything is working fine, but if I had not had that backup file, what would have been my options?

desperados

  • Zen Monk
  • **
  • Posts: 57
  • Karma: +2/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Promote BDC to Primary Controller?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2016, 12:20:28 pm »
anyone? this is an interesting question

efarayenkay

  • Zen Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 12
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Promote BDC to Primary Controller?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 03:58:50 am »
I would also like to know - I'm putting together an idea that involves migrating (willing!) Office 365 users to Zentyal via a 2016 Essentials server that will be configured to sync with it, thus pulling in usernames and passwords.  The plan will fall flat if I am unable to then make Zentyal the primary.

If Samba 4 is involved (and I'm quite sure it is) this might be the way forward: https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Transferring_and_Seizing_FSMO_Roles

I'll put together a lab on a spare laptop and put this to the test.

ronaldDek

  • Zen Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Promote BDC to Primary Controller
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2019, 02:46:29 pm »
It was the controller after all.
Since using my new one Ive not had this problem.
Thanks for the advice.