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

Michael Wood esiotrot at gmail.com
Thu Dec 29 03:15:51 MST 2011


On 16 December 2011 15:34, Mike Howard <mike.howard at uretek.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I've got samba4 set up as AD domain controller (from latest git), works
> fine. I'm now attemptng to use a separate samba 3 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, 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.

Search the samba-technical list archives.  There have been various
messages about Samba 4 DNS and problems with dynamic DNS updates from
Samba 3.

Also, try running bind, Samba 4 and Samba 3 with the debugging turned
up and see what the actual error is.  Maybe something to do with

I haven't tried joining Samba 3 to Samba 4, so not sure I can help
more than that.

Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>

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