Windows 7 fails to join Samba 4 AD - about to give up on samba4 as NOT WORKING
ricky.nance at gmail.com
Fri Sep 13 13:46:39 CEST 2013
Check log.samba and see what it says, log.smbd is for the fileserver
backend and those messages are normal. The log.samba may tell you that you
have a port in use already (which is normally the case)... Does smbclient
//localhost/sysvol -Uadministrator connect up and work fine? Also to
doublecheck some things try netstat -anp | grep 88 | grep "LISTEN " and
then the same for 53 both before you start samba and after, these seem to
be the common ports that I see blocked (in use) by most distros.
On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 5:19 AM, Mauro M. <mm12 at ezplanet.net> wrote:
> Hello Stefan,
> Thank you for your kind reply.
> Please see my answers below.
> On Fri, September 13, 2013 10:20 am, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> >> The installation passed all the tests as in the wiki but the following:
> >> $
> >> host -t A samba.samdom.example.com.
> > Which nameserver is used in /etc/resolv.conf?
> > It should use Samba itself.
> I confirm that it is. I have set it as 127.0.0.1 I have tried with the
> host IP address to (which does not really make any difference if the
> network card is up and connected).
> >> which failed at which point I have followed the instructions on the DNS
> >> wiki page and I have created the missing samba.samdom.example.com.
> > On what server?
> On the samba server using samba-tool dns add ...
> Also I have configured the windows client to point to the samba server
> only as DNS server.
> >> After several unsuccesful attempts starting over and over to follow the
> >> instructions in the wiki I have realized that the reverse DNS zone was
> >> not
> >> created automatically. So I have created it manually and added the
> >> samba4
> >> DC server PTR record.
> > That should not be needed. What nameserver does the windows client use?
> > It should use Samba or the used dns server should forward
> > sambadom.example.com to
> > Samba.
> I thought so, but it was worth a try as I do not know where else to look.
> Is there anything else that I should look at? Is there any requirement to
> run other Linux services alongside samba? I am now running this on a test
> server with vanilla CentOS 6.4 and the standard configuration coming with
> a Live DVD install.
> Thank you.
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