Reporting success this past year + new Issues Adding a new Samba 4 DC to existing Samba 4 AD

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Dec 1 15:02:34 MST 2011

On Thu, 2011-12-01 at 16:49 -0500, Aubrey Ekstrom wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> Thanks for the fast reply!
> Unfortunately my previous boss told me specifically not to set up dynamic
> DNS on the Samba 4 PDC, despite my objections. He had some strange ideas
> about security, that being one of them... but he is gone now. That was why
> I suspected that maybe DNS & Kerberos was the issue here. I think I need to
> update Bind9 on the PDC to get DDNS working though. I don't mind working on
> that and then building another DC, but either way it would be nice if I
> could delete the bad DC(s) from A/D. Any ideas on that? (see the thread for
> what we tried to do deleting the orphaned DC server from A/D).
> Pretty soon my new boss is going to tell me not to spend any more time on
> this and just use Windows A/D :^(. I really don't mind doing that, but I do
> enjoy running an alpha Samba 4 on Debian Linux for our Active Directory,
> and having it be 1000X more stable than any Windows Server I have ever
> worked with, even if it doesn't have 100% functionality... yet :).

Once you have DDNS working on your first DC, the new DC should 'just
work' - it will again try and update DNS, and then behave normally.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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