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

Aubrey Ekstrom aekstrom at
Mon Nov 28 09:30:05 MST 2011

Hi Ted,

Thank you for your reply.

Yes I am sure. The regular Administrator user is disabled and the user
(renamed in the post) used is the main account for administering the Domain
that we use to create/delete users, Group Policies, etc. But since you ask,
it makes me think maybe it's a chicken and egg issue, where the new PDC
doesn't recognize that user since it hasn't replicated yet. I will try
re-enabling the standard admin user and try with that one just to check
that. Thanks for the suggestion!

I just did a Git pull (before I saw this reply) to see if maybe there was a
bug in the instance I downloaded before, running quicktest now. I will try
this with the normal admin user on the current install before I run "make
install" though.


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On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 11:20 AM, Ted Salmon <tass2001 at> wrote:

>  I've got a couple basic questions that may or may not help.
> First, Are you sure the 'admin' user has the ability to write to the
> 'Domain Controller' OU?
> Have you tried using the generic "Administrator" user for this join?
> I'm guessing you don't have issues writing regular objects to the DC,
> correct?
> Thanks!

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