[Samba] DNS managment error

Garth Keesler garthk at gdcjk.com
Tue Aug 27 13:12:49 MDT 2013

Unfortunate since that's exactly what I saw. I've no answers but I will 
keep watch in hope that you have better luck solving it than I did.

See ya...

On 08/27/2013 02:00 PM, Antun Horvat wrote:
> Well that's the thing, I can only replicate DNS changes from WinDC to 
> Samba, but not in other way.
> I can't even update DNS records on Samba side, only on Windows side.
> I managed to figure out an error on Samba caused by RPC call:
> dnsserver: Found DNS zone .
> Failed to find DNS Zones in 
> CN=MicrosoftDNS,DC=ForestDnsZones,DC=Radio101,DC=local
> Now I am surfing on the web trying to find some kind of solution.
> All best,
> Antun
> On 08/27/2013 08:46 PM, Garth Keesler wrote:
>> Interesting. Are Forest and Domain records being replicated in both 
>> directions from all DCs? It always worked from the WinDC to the S4DC 
>> but not in the other direction. Also, were you able to use the WIN 
>> DNS MMC to examine the DNS records on any of the Samba DCs? If so, 
>> you are probably close to having it working; something I never 
>> managed to do.
>> See ya...
>> Garth
>> On 08/27/2013 12:07 PM, Antun Horvat wrote:
>>> Thanks for such quick reply,
>>> I have just executed "samba-tool drs showrepl" command and it seems 
>>> that Forest and Domain LDAP DIT are being replicated successfully.
>>> But I still doubt that it can not be fixed since all RR records that 
>>> are added to w2k3 server are successfully propagated and present. 
>>> All name resolution queries on samba reflect the state of w2k3 DNS.
>>> Is there some way to debug RPC calls so that we can more precisely 
>>> locate the error?
>>> All best,
>>> Antun
>>> On 08/27/2013 06:40 PM, Garth Keesler wrote:
>>>> This issue has been discussed at length before with no resolution 
>>>> to my knowledge. If you use "samba-tool drs showrepl", you will 
>>>> probably notice that Forest and Domain DNS is not being replicated 
>>>> to/from all DCs. Additionally, if you use Win2003 DNS MMC, you will 
>>>> not be able to detect that DNS is running on the Samba DCs nor that 
>>>> they are DCs at all. I have only tested this using internal Samba 
>>>> DNS but have found no workaround and have dropped trying to use 
>>>> Samba to demote/replace a Win2003 DC for now.
>>>> Good luck,
>>>> Garth
>>>> On 08/27/2013 09:58 AM, Antun Horvat wrote:
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>> i have an issue with existing installation of samba4 domain 
>>>>> controller
>>>>> that is specific to dns managment.
>>>>> In the domain I have two samba4 4.0.7 and one windows 2003 server 
>>>>> that I
>>>>> plug periodically to manage the dns.
>>>>> All fsmo roles are transfered to samba.
>>>>> All aspects of the domain work perfectly, except one, the 
>>>>> samba-tool dns
>>>>> commands do not work.
>>>>> All commands when executed on samba server return "ERROR(runtime):
>>>>> uncaught exception - (9717, 'WERR_DNS_ERROR_DS_UNAVAILABLE')" 
>>>>> error. The
>>>>> same command pointed to windows server works fine.
>>>>> All commands that add hosts to window are replicated to samba 
>>>>> instances.
>>>>> The domain is functioning at 2003 native level (reported by windows
>>>>> tool), but samba can't figure out the level.
>>>>> Also when i try to demote the w2k3 server i get the error that 
>>>>> "Active
>>>>> Directory could not find another domain controller to transfer the
>>>>> remaining data in the directory partition
>>>>> DC=DomainDnsZones,Dc=example,dc=com"
>>>>> Could you please point me to the right resources so that i can 
>>>>> resolve
>>>>> my current issues.
>>>>> Thanks in advance, and I wish best to all Samba community.
>>>>> ps
>>>>> If you need some kind of help, such as testing rc's in certain
>>>>> configuration, please contact me.

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