[Samba] Problem joining Member Server to domain

KristoZ kristozz at gmail.com
Tue Apr 30 21:42:22 MDT 2013

I am following this guide
https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/Domain_Member to add my Samba 4.0.3
file server as a Member Server, but I am stuck with an error message after
trying to run this command:

# net ads join -U administrator
Using short domain name -- SAM
Joined '<HOSTNAME>' to dns domain 'sam.ba'
No DNS domain configured for <hostname>. Unable to perform DNS Update.

The error is the same whether trying to connect Windows 2008 R2 or Samba 4
AD DC. Kerberos and Samba configuration files are the same as in the guide. 
After changing the entry in hosts file to " hostname.sam.ba
hostname" the error message becomes:

# net ads join -U administrator
Enter administrator's password:
Using short domain name -- SAM
Joined '<HOSTNAME>' to dns domain 'sam.ba'
DNS Update for hostname.sam.ba failed: ERROR_DNS_UPDATE_FAILED

I am able to set this server up and running as an additional DC, but not as
a Member Server.

How to troubleshoot this error? Or maybe there is a better option to
authenticate users against AD for Samba 4 file share access?

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