[Samba] DNS error connecting to Domain

Aton aton at skyenet.net
Mon Oct 21 16:15:01 GMT 2002

WINS was all setup, and the error never complained about WINS. I took the
laptop back to my office and tried to connect it to our domain, a 2000
AD-Domain, and the same error came up. At this point, I'm just reloading the
laptop, since I have no other ideas. =)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Walter Mautner" <rentuam_retlaw at hotmail.com>
To: "'Aton'" <aton at skyenet.net>; <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2002 11:17 PM
Subject: RE: [Samba] DNS error connecting to Domain

> > Subject: [Samba] DNS error connecting to Domain
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have a Windows 2000 Pro SP3 Laptop, and a RH 7.3 server
> > running Samba 2.2.5.
> >
> > One day it refused to connect to the domain, said it wasn't
> > available, couldn't access \\server01\user\profile directory,
> > and refused to browse the samba server. Reboots didn't work.
> > I unjoined the domain, and it complained that it could not
> > remove the machine account from the server. After I rebooted
> > it, I tried to join the domain again, and got a message
> > (sorry, but this was a few hours ago) something like this:
> >
> > DNS lookup error. Unable to lookup the Domain controller in
> > the Active Directory. Cannot contact domain.
> >
> Sometimes when joining a XP box, I get a similar error message.
>  Continued text says, it needs a WINS server as alternative (at
> Least what I remember). Then I say AH and add my samba servers
> IP to the tcpip settings (advanced ...) as WINS server and
> Everything's fine. Yes, "wins support = yes" should be set.

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