Setting up local DNS on a member DC

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Mon Jun 4 20:45:54 MDT 2012

On Mon, 2012-06-04 at 18:02 -0400, Charles Tryon wrote:
> I have to admit I haven't been following this thread too closely because I
> was headed in a different direction with my S4 server, but my requirements
> have just changed...  :-P
> I am testing joining a Samba4 DC to an existing WS2003 domain controller.
>  I am actually contacting the Windows DC over a VPN.  Following the
> Samba4/HOWTO/Join_a_domain_as_a_DC page, I have (apparently) successfully
> joined the domain with my local server, and I am currently trying to see if
> I can join a machine to the new domain (or at least see users and groups
> from the domain).
> The one thing that isn't very clear from the HOWTO is what to do to set up
> DNS on the new S4 server.  I tried to use the upgradedns tool, but I'm
> getting a strange error:
> sudo /usr/local/samba/sbin/samba_upgradedns  --verbose
> --realm=mydomain.local -Uadministrator
> [sudo] password for ctryon:
> Reading domain information
> Cannot create AD based DNS for OS level < 2003
> What am I missing here???

Application partitions (which is what we store the DNS in) require
windows 2003 functional level.  We decided not to also support the
windows 2000 level layout, which is different.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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