Join a domain as a DC - replicating problems

Thomas Mueller thomas at
Thu Nov 1 06:50:40 MDT 2012

Am Thu, 01 Nov 2012 11:59:47 +0100 schrieb Marc Muehlfeld:

> Hello,
> I joined a fresh rc3 machine to my existing domain (DC is running also
> rc3) as a DC. I followed the "Join a domain as a DC" howto. But the
> following step fails:
> # samba-tool drs showrepl -Uadministrator ERROR(<class
> 'samba.drs_utils.drsException'>): DRS connection to
> failed - drsException: DRS connection
> to failed: (-1073741772,
> The machine "" is the machine I've
> joined.
> It seems, the hostname was not added to the DNS:
> # host -t A
> Host not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

without a working dns samba4 will never work. so try fixing the dns 
problems before joining the new dc. Forward and reverse dns lookups for 
the fully-qualified hostname have to work before the join if your dynamic 
dns updates are not working.

- Thomas

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