[Samba] Join Windows machines to a Samba3 domain

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 16 10:25:10 MST 2014

On 16/01/14 16:49, Lea Massiot wrote:
> I really need some help.
> Every time I try to join the Samba3 domain from any Windows machine in my
> LAN I get the same message (see my previous post: "An Active Directory
> Domain Controller (AD DC) for the domain "MY_DOMAIN" could not be contacted.
> [...]").
> This didn't use to happen before I introduced a Samba4 domain controller in
> this very same LAN. Presently, the machine which was running the Samba4
> domain controller is shutdown.
> The only running domain controller is a Samba3 domain controller which is
> configured the way I usually do, a way which has perfectly worked for years
> now.
> I have tried "millions" of things both on the server and on the Windows
> machines and I can't still make it work.
> It's driving me mad.
> Thank you and best regards.
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So you set up a samba3 PDC and then tried to join a windows AD server to 
it ? I do not think that this is ever going to work. You tried to join 
an AD server to a windows NT server, they are very different beasts.

It would seem that ALL your clients are now looking for an AD server 
that is no longer there, I think that you are going to have to look into 
upgrading your S3 server to a S4 AD server, do a search on classicupgrade.


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