[Samba] NetApp unable to join samba PDC

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Fri Nov 14 11:19:26 GMT 2008

On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 08:57:22AM +0100, Robert Gehr wrote:
> Hello there
> I've just been trying to get a NetApp FAS2020, DataOnTap to join
> our domain. No luck so far . The PDC is samba 3.2.4 with ldap backend.
> I created the account manually and when I try to join the NetApp I get
> these in the samba logs.
> [2008/11/14 08:32:48,  0]
> rpc_server/srv_netlog_nt.c:_netr_ServerAuthenticate2(520)
>   _netr_ServerAuthenticate2: netlogon_creds_server_check failed.
> Rejecting auth request from client BAFS4 machine account BAFS4$
> NetApp spits that out:
> Once you have created and/or reset the 'BAFS4' machine account, press
> ENTER. [continue]:
> ***     CIFS Setup could not establish a connection with the Primary
> Domain
> ***     Controller (PDC). Usually this happens when the 'BAFS4' account
> does
> ***     not exist in the domain or must have it's password reset.
> I googled like a maniac and found one post that Volker Lendecke got it
> working but no description of how it was done. Another post talked about
> it only worked using tdbsam and not ldapsam but also no solution.

The only thing I know is that I have customers running
NetApp boxes in a Samba domain. But this was not against a
3.2 DC yet. Can you post the complete debug level 10 log?

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