[Samba] Can I use net ads join without DNS

andy.marr at bt.com andy.marr at bt.com
Thu Sep 17 04:01:03 MDT 2009

Thanks Volker ! 

Yes your suggestion worked.

[root at fgukshppay001] # /usr/sfw/sbin/net ads join -U admandymarr
admandymarr's password:
The workgroup in /etc/sfw/smb.conf does not match the short
domain name obtained from the server.
Using the name [FGPREPROD] from the server.
You should set "workgroup = FGPREPROD" in /etc/sfw/smb.conf.
Using short domain name -- FGPREPROD
Joined 'FGUKSHPPAY001' to realm 'FGPREPROD.COM'

If feel a bit dumb mixing the args order - but that's nothing new for me

To recap I added the password server = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx option in the
smb.conf and made sure the ADS server 
Was correctly set-up in /etc/hosts.

Best Regards

-----Original Message-----
From: Volker Lendecke [mailto:Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE] 
Sent: 16 September 2009 22:15
To: Marr,A,Andy,DGE62 C
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Can I use net ads join without DNS

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 06:01:04PM +0100, andy.marr at bt.com wrote:
> Cheers Volker
> I used your option and I've also found the password server option in 
> the smb.conf. Im running both and seem to have got a bit further.
> But now I'm getting a different error. I'm not sure if the problem is 
> still DNS.
> The ADS server is not in DNS and in a different domain to my SAMBA 
> server.
> Here is the error I'm now getting
> [root at fgukshppay001] #  /usr/sfw/sbin/net join ads -Uadmandymarr
> -Sfgukcbradc001
> admandymarr's password:

You might want to try "net ads join" instead of "net join ads".


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