[Samba] Fwd: DNS update failed! - Samba 3 joining Samba 4 AD Domain

David Roid dataroid at gmail.com
Sat Dec 24 03:21:48 MST 2011

Add following line to /etc/hosts

<client-IP>    <client-hostname>.<domain-full-name>

2011/12/24 Mike Howard <mike at dewberryfields.co.uk>

> Hi All,
> I've got samba4 set up as AD domain controller (from latest git), works
> fine. I'm now attempting to use a separate samba3 box as the file server
> (as I'm assuming this is current best practice?) but when joining the
> domain (which succeeds) I get the message 'DNS update failed!'. I've seen a
> lot of issues with this whilst trawling the net but no solutions.
> Windows clients can join the domain and have DNS updated, it's only samba3
> clients that can't. I haven't done anything special on the S3 clients (as I
> didn't need to with the windows clients) but maybe I need to?
> Anyway, if anybody has any ideas I'd be grateful.
> Mike.
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> Michael Howard        mike at dewberryfields dot co dot uk
> Lancashire
> England
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