[Samba] Windows boxes cannot find the file server [SOLVED]

Rowland Penny rpenny at f2s.com
Mon Sep 3 03:56:35 MDT 2012

On 03/09/12 10:37, steve wrote:
> On 03/09/12 10:46, Rowland Penny wrote:
>> On 03/09/12 08:41, steve wrote:
>> How do the clients get their ipaddresses? are they fixed or supplied by
>> DHCP? what nameserver are they pointed at? does this nameserver know
>> about hh32?
> Hi Rowland. Hi everyone
> Your reply gave me the clue I needed. When the fileserver joined the 
> domain I got a DNS update error that the update for hh32 failed. I 
> made it a fixed IP and added an A record hh32.hh3.site and the CNAME 
> hh32 to the DC using samba-tool. Now it works although it worries me that
>  net ads join
> on a Linux box does not update DNS correctly.
> For the record (jejeje) I may add that adding Linux clients that are 
> DHCP (i.e. not crucial file servers) also get the same failed DNS 
> update message upon joining, but thereafter work fine.
> Cheers,
> Steve

Hi Steve,

I cheat , my ddns server is running on my Samba4 server ;-)


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