[Samba] Samba4 on Ubuntu 12.04 won't join existing domain

pccom frank pccom.frank at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 21 15:26:28 MST 2012

The howto says " you need to build Samba as usual, but don't do the provision step. You should remove any existing smb.conf in /usr/local/samba/etc"So I did not do the "samba-tool domain provision..." Also I deleted the smb.conf file in /usr/local/samba/etc
My existing domain is on a Windows 2008. I am trying to join it from a Ubuntu Samba 4 as a secondary DC, not as a client.
Now there is no smb.conf file in /usr/local/samba/etc
Since the samba-tool domain join command failed, there should not be a smb.conf file.
What I have seen is that the Ubuntu computer name now is showing in the Windows 2008 computer list.
I restarted the Windows 2008 trying to join the domain, still it failed.
Should i do a apt-get install samba4 instead git clone ?
Thanks a lot!

> Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 18:31:59 +0000
> From: rpenny at f2s.com
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba4 on Ubuntu 12.04 won't join existing domain
> On 21/11/12 17:52, pccom frank wrote:
> > root at u1204:/etc# /usr/local/samba/bin/samba-tool domain join delltest.pccom.ca  DC -Uadministrator --realm=delltest.pccom.caFinding a writeable DC for domain 'delltest.pccom.ca'Found DC dell2008.delltest.pccom.caPassword for [WORKGROUP\administrator]:Failed to bind - LDAP client internal error: NT_STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETERFailed to connect to 'ldap://dell2008.delltest.pccom.ca' with backend 'ldap': (null)ERROR(ldb): uncaught exception - None  File "/usr/local/samba/lib/python2.7/site-packages/samba/netcmd/__init__.py", line 175, in _run    return self.run(*args, **kwargs)  File "/usr/local/samba/lib/python2.7/site-packages/samba/netcmd/domain.py", line 552, in run    machinepass=machinepass, use_ntvfs=use_ntvfs, dns_backend=dns_backend)  File "/usr/local/samba/lib/python2.7/site-packages/samba/join.py", line 1082, in join_DC    machinepass, use_ntvfs, dns_backend, promote_existing)  File "/usr/local/samba/lib/python2.7/site-packages/samba/join.py", line 78, in __init__    cr
>  ed
> >   entials=ctx.creds, lp=ctx.lp)  File "/usr/local/samba/lib/python2.7/site-packages/samba/samdb.py", line 56, in __init__    options=options)  File "/usr/local/samba/lib/python2.7/site-packages/samba/__init__.py", line 114, in __init__    self.connect(url, flags, options)  File "/usr/local/samba/lib/python2.7/site-packages/samba/samdb.py", line 71, in connect    options=options)root at u1204:/etc# uname -aLinux u1204 3.2.0-33-generic #52-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 18 16:29:15 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> > /usr/local/samba/sbin/samba --versionVersion 4.1.0pre1-GIT-d6983f4
> > It has no problem to create a new domain and allow XP to join it.
> > Your help will be appreciated.
> >
> >   		 	   		
> Hi, have you provisioned the samba4 server? does 
> /usr/local/samba/etc/smb.conf exist?
> Rowland
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