Join samba 4.1.7 as member server issues

steve steve at
Wed May 7 09:28:56 MDT 2014

On Wed, 2014-05-07 at 17:16 +0200, Daniele Dario wrote:
> Hi list,
> I'm trying to join a new server (samba 4.1.7) on a samba AD domain which
> has 2 samba 4.1.0 AD DCs.
> I started from the wiki page "Setup a Samba AD Member Server" and I'm
> using the tarball of 4.1.7 sources downloaded from samba repository but
> after the "Build Samba" step I start having issues.
> 1st: would it be possible that when I run make install the process
> created also /etc/samba/{smb.conf,gdbcommands}? If yes which would be
> the conf file used? The one in /etc/samba or the one
> in /usr/local/samba/etc?

For a default ./configure, the latter.

> 2nd: joining the domain has to be done before to start the daemons am I
> right?

> # net ads join -U administrator
> Enter administrator's password:
> Using short domain name -- SAITEL
> Joined 'SRV03' to realm 'saitel.loc'
> No DNS domain configured for srv03. Unable to perform DNS Update.
> DNS update failed!

- Un-join and add fqdn of the member server to the localhost line in:

- add:
kerberos method = system keytab

-remove the samba package from your distribution.


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