[Samba] dns troubles in win2003 dc migration

Taylor, Jonn jonnt at taylortelephone.com
Mon Nov 18 11:29:21 MST 2013

On 11/18/2013 11:30 AM, Reidiel Castillo wrote:
> El 18/11/13 12:22, Taylor, Jonn escribió:
>> On 11/18/2013 11:03 AM, Reidiel Castillo wrote:
>>> Hello everyone,
>>> Great job with Samba4,
>>> Necesary details:
>>> Windows OS: Windows Server 2003 Servipack2 -> i386
>>> GNU/Linux OS: Ubuntu server 12.04.3 -> i386
>>> Samba version: 4.1.1
>>> DNS for Samba 4(Internal dns)
>>> I have been using the official documentation:
>>> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/HOWTO/Join_a_domain_as_a_DC
>>> I have been building samba 4.1.1 from the sources for migrating a 
>>> Windows Server 2003  SP2 domain controller.
>>> Everything is fine and the users in Windows DC are replicated in 
>>> Samba 4 DC. The users created in the Samba 4 are replicated too.
>>> The main trouble is that when I try to connect to the dns server 
>>> running in Samba4(internal dns) using  the windows administration 
>>> tools I read this message:
>>> the dns server doesn't exist. Do you want to add anyway?
>>>  Then I can't see nothing in the console and I can't manage the dns 
>>> running in samba4
>>> When I transfer all the roles to the Samba 4 DC and turn off the 
>>> Windows domain controllers the users can't authenticate in the 
>>> Windows computers joined to the domain or they can login but they 
>>> can't see never their desktops.
>>> I think that the principal trouble is that the dns server in samba4 
>>> is not functional
>>> I will apreciate any help
>>> Regards,
>>> ps: Please, apologize me for my language.
>>> ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
>>> III Escuela Internacional de Invierno en la UCI del 17 al 28 de 
>>> febrero del 2014. Ver www.uci.cu 
>> Make sure that nothing else is using port 53. ' netstat -aenp | grep 
>> ":53" '
>> Jonn
> Yes I'm sure. Nothing else is using port 53.
> The internal dns works and has some records, for example an A record 
> pointing to the Windows domain controller, but the trouble is that is 
> not completely functional and when I turn off the Windows DC the 
> windows clients have troubles for authentication.
> ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
> III Escuela Internacional de Invierno en la UCI del 17 al 28 de 
> febrero del 2014. Ver www.uci.cu 
Are the windows clients DNS pointed to the samba AD or the windows AD? 
Also post what 'samba_dnsupdate --verbose --all-names' outputs. If you 
have aparmor or selinux enabled that could be causing a problem to. For 
testing turn it off and see if that changes anything.


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