net ads dns register -P seems to work against a Samba AD ...

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at
Tue Apr 26 13:56:34 UTC 2016

On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 6:52 AM, Richard Sharpe
<realrichardsharpe at> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> While trying things out whith make testenv etc, I tried this command:
>     ./bin/net ads dns register -P^
>     Successfully registered hostname with DNS
> I got a shock. This does not work against Windows. Seems we have the
> SD incorrect for machine accounts.

Hmmm, I misspoke there. It is likely the SDs for the DNS domains that
we have wrong. It is definitely the case that this does not work
unless you put the machine account in the group DnsUpdateProxy.

Richard Sharpe

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