[Samba] MS Sharepoint 2010 configuration fails with Samba/Openldap PDC

Daniel Müller mueller at tropenklinik.de
Wed Nov 21 00:09:03 MST 2012

Using "Alfresco" for certain Sharepoint things would do the job with

EDV Daniel Müller

Leitung EDV
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Von: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Im
Auftrag von Andrew Bartlett
Gesendet: Dienstag, 20. November 2012 22:49
An: Andreas Krupp
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Betreff: Re: [Samba] MS Sharepoint 2010 configuration fails with
Samba/Openldap PDC

On Tue, 2012-11-20 at 19:12 +0100, Andreas Krupp wrote:
> Hello,
> I hope this is the right mailing list for troubleshooting.
> My environment is:
> -CentOs 6.3 x64
> -Samba as PDC
> -OpenLdap
> -Bind
> I followed this very nice tutorial to set-up the environment as PDC:
> http://www.server-world.info/en/note?os=CentOS_6
> <http://www.server-world.info/en/note?os=CentOS_6&p=samba&f=4> 
> &p=samba&f=4
> And actually almost everything is working. I can add Windows Server 
> 2008 R2 to the domain, use users and service accounts from samba/ldap 
> and e.g. run SQL Server over such a service account.
> However, my Sharepoint 2010 Configuration Wizard fails every time I am 
> trying to configure Sharepoint. The normal resolution for this problem 
> is to do the installation while the Sharepoint Server is connected to the
> In my case, I am connected to the domain but it does not work. The 
> error message from sharepoint is:

> The ".GetDomainControllerToSearch" function that does not get the 
> right result made me dig into the LDAP requests that the Sharepoint 
> Installation is sending to the PDC. And I could isolate a couple of 
> requests with 0 results that I thought were causing the trouble.
> After I added the group "Domain Controllers" to the LDAP, added the 
> PDC to that group and made several DNS modification to match those of 
> a Windows PDC. I still cannot get rid of the error. So here are the 
> remaining LDAP queries without response:

If sharepoint is expecting an AD DC, then you really have no option but to
run an AD DC.  See our wiki at
https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/samba3upgrade/HOWTO for an
explanation of the process of upgrading to Samba 4.0 as an AD DC.

An OpenLDAP server simply won't have the right structure that sharepoint is
looking for.

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

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