Problems with DNS.

Ricky Nance ricky.nance at
Wed Sep 26 13:45:54 MDT 2012

Not that it should matter, but I am curious if you are using the
samba_internal dns or are you using bind9_dlz. Also, what distribution are
you running there?


On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 12:26 PM, Aleix Dorca Josa <adorca at> wrote:

> Hi,
> Allow me to present my objectives first:
> - I have a Windows 2003 sp2 server with AD DC and DNS.
> - I'd like to substitute it with a new Samba4 DC with DNS. All tests have
> been done with the internal server.
> This is what I've accomplished so far:
> - Install RC1 (also the latest git just to see if anything was different)
> following the HOWTO.
> - Both versions compile fine and I'm able to join and replicate the
> Windows 2003 server just fine except for DNS.
> - I'm able to join other machines and even log with previous one already
> joined on the domain.
> - Creating and modifying users works just fine and changes are replicated
> accordingly.
> The problems seem to be:
> - Only part of the DNS replicates.
> - The A record for the samba4.domain.local is missing on the Samba4 DC as
> is the domain.local record.
> - I can access the server via port 53 udp but not using the samba-tool dns
> query where I get a 'WERR_DNS_ERROR_DS_UNAVAILABLE'
> Questions:
> - Once the initial replication has been done where should the
> /etc/resolv.conf nameserver point to?
> - During the initial replication it points to the Windows 2003 server as
> it seems logical. Once accomplished shouldn't it point to the local Samba4
> dns server?
> My final goal would be to:
> - Declare Samba4's DNS as master. Windows 2003, when demoting always
> complains that the DnsDomainsZone and DnsForestZone are not replicated...
> (which is true). Can this be done or forced in any way?
> - Transfer FSMO. This I've accomplished without problems.
> - Demote Windows 2003.
> - Live happily ever after.
> Is all this procedure even possible?
> Thanks a lot,
> Aleix.


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