[Samba] Specifying the OU upon join

David Salib, Mr david.salib at mcgill.ca
Thu Jan 31 12:11:59 MST 2013

Hello Mathieu,

Sorry for the delay, I'm sure you are dying to get news of this exciting problem. I had to give some time to something else.

You're right, there is an object SMB4TEST, turns out I created it when I first ran the join command. It was added to the computers in the root of the domain. The bizarre thing is, I learnt that I don't have the rights to create a DC. I'll look into it with the local infrastructure team, let me know if you would like more details about this for any reason.

Anyhow, I still need to create the machine in a specific OU, whether I join as a member or as a DC. Is there a switch to do this?


David Salib

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Matthieu Patou
Sent: January-26-13 2:32 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Specifying the OU upon join

On 01/25/2013 05:36 PM, David Salib, Mr wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm stumped. I'm trying to join a machine to a domain and I get this :
> # samba-tool domain join campus.mcgill.ca DC 
> -Udavid.salib at CAMPUS.MCGILL.CA Finding a writeable DC for domain 'campus.mcgill.ca'
> Found DC DC01.campus.MCGILL.CA
> Password for [david.salib at CAMPUS.MCGILL.CA]:
> workgroup is CAMPUS
> realm is campus.MCGILL.CA
> checking sAMAccountName
> Adding CN=SMB4TEST,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=campus,DC=MCGILL,DC=CA
> Join failed - cleaning up
> checking sAMAccountName
> ERROR(ldb): uncaught exception - LDAP error 19 LDAP_CONSTRAINT_VIOLATION -  <0000207C: AtrErr: DSID-03152CAF, #1:
>          0: 0000207C: DSID-03152CAF, problem 1005 
> (CONSTRAINT_ATT_TYPE), data 0, Att 2000d (displayName)
>> <>
>    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 1104, in join_DC
>      ctx.do_join()
>    File "/usr/local/samba/lib/python2.7/site-packages/samba/join.py", line 1007, in do_join
>      ctx.join_add_objects()
>    File "/usr/local/samba/lib/python2.7/site-packages/samba/join.py", line 499, in join_add_objects
>      ctx.samdb.add(rec)
> Seems to me like changing the OU which I'm trying to join would fix the issue, but I can't find the switch to specify it (or the format).
I don't think this is related to the OU, it seems that you have already an object in your forest that has the displayName SMB4TEST$, can you check and maybe change the name of your new DC ?


Matthieu Patou
Samba Team

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