Samba 3.6.9 - net ads join fails on 2008R2 AD

steve steve at
Tue Nov 6 07:54:59 MST 2012

On 06/11/12 15:29, Andreas Schneider wrote:
> On Tuesday 06 November 2012 06:33:28 Bogdan Iamandei wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> Our MS guys are about to do an upgrade to 2008R2 AD and we're
>> attempting to test that with the latest Samba3 release.
> samba:~ # net ads join -UAdministrator
> Enter Administrator's password:
> Using short domain name -- LEVEL1
> Joined 'SAMBA' to dns domain 'LEVEL1.DISCWORLD.SITE'
> Works for me just fine using a correctly setup DNS.

When all else fails with slow DNS servers, how about trying with the DC 
DNS addr in /etc/hosts for the join? You can always remove it later.

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