[Samba] Trying to Join a Working W2K3 AD

Kevin Field kev at brantaero.com
Wed Aug 14 21:48:25 MDT 2013

Hi Eli,

> I'm trying to join a freshly compiled 4.0.3 installation as an
> additional DC to an existing W2K3 AD according to:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/HOWTO/Join_a_domain_as_a_DC
> I have built samba 4.0.3 on CentOS 6.3 x86_64. I am using the method
> that describes using the built in dns.
> I get to the step /usr/local/samba/bin/samba-tool dns add
> _msdcs.domain.co.il 2d59ac49-1175-4656-943e-d556baa242cb
> CNAME DC2.domain.co.il -Uadministrator
> I get the following error message:
> ERROR(runtime): uncaught exception - (9601,
>    File
> "/usr/local/samba/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/samba/netcmd/__init__.py",
> line 175, in _run
>      return self.run(*args, **kwargs)
>    File
> "/usr/local/samba/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/samba/netcmd/dns.py",
> line 1053, in run
>      0, server, zone, name, add_rec_buf, None)
> And, of course, without proper DNS configuration I can not get
> replication to work.
> Have I done something wrong? How can I resolve this?
> Thanks
> Eli

I'm in a very similar situation, trying to get a SerNet Samba 4.0.8 on 
CentOS 6.4 to join a working Win2k3 AD domain, and am now stuck at the 
same error message.  I see there were no replies on-list to your 
question.  Did you get it sorted out in the end?  If so, what helped?


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