[Samba] Problems setting up Samba-3 as PDC
martin.mielke at casino.com
Wed Apr 4 08:50:29 GMT 2007
it's been a long time since I last posted something to this list as it's
been a long time since I administered Samba, so please bear with me :-)
I need to setup a PDC on Samba 3. To achieve this I followed the steps
described on the Samba docs and on some other websites I found after
googling for a while. From the Samba side everything seems to be OK:
Apr 3 15:30:06 v601 nmbd: Samba server V601 is now a domain
master browser for workgroup MYDOMAIN.COM on subnet 192.168.1.11
So far, so good... it was an easy task.
Now problems arise when I want the WinXP Professional clients to join
that domain (full disclosure here: I'm a Windows user by "market
contamination" so maybe I'm overseeing something obvious during the
This is the error message I get when trying to join the domain:
DNS was successfully queried for the service location (SRV) resource
record used to locate a domain controller for domain mydomain.com:
The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.mydomain.com
The following domain controllers were identified by the query:
Common causes of this error include:
- Host (A) records that map the name of the domain controller to its IP
addresses are missing or contain incorrect addresses.
- Domain controllers registered in DNS are not connected to the network
or are not running.
For information about correcting this problem, click Help.
First off, I had to manually add that SRV record on my named.conf. I've
been told that all needed entries are created automatically on the DNS
when you are on a Windows environment...
Secondly, AFAIK the DNS has been setup correctly for both direct and
reverse queries. That's why I must raise an eyebrow when I see such an
error message popping up
So... is there anything I have forgotten to set up things correctly??
TIA and regards,
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