[Samba] Few questions about members

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 4 10:47:54 MDT 2014

On 04/06/14 17:22, Steve Campbell wrote:
> Top posting now because the original was useless.
> When we try to join a member to the domain, the following results are 
> given:
> # /usr/local/samba/bin/net ads join -U administrator
> Enter administrator's password:
> Using short domain name -- TS
> Joined 'MEMBER1' to dns domain 'ts.mystuff.com'
> DNS Update for member1.ts.mystuff.com failed: ERROR_DNS_UPDATE_FAILED
> DNS seems to work as expected, though. The previous tests showed 
> working DNS.

You can ignore the last two lines, I think just about everybody gets them


> We have even added the A record for the server manually.
> # host -t A member1.ts.mystuff.com
> member1.ts.mystuff.com has address
> Thanks for any assistance. I'm still wondering about the startup 
> script in the original post, but that can wait.
> steve campbell
> On 6/4/2014 9:29 AM, Steve Campbell wrote:
>> We are experimenting with two different scenarios here. The one I'm 
>> asking about this time is this:
>> We have a samba4 AD set up. It seems to be fine as far as we can 
>> tell. We are trying to set up a member, and have followed the wiki 
>> page https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setup_a_Samba_AD_Member_Server.
>> The first question I have is why is the start script we use on the AD 
>> not work on the member to start samba? It appears we need to start 
>> the 3 individual daemons instead of being able to use the init script 
>> listed on the "get a start script" page.
>> Second question. We have a Windows XP machine that runs the 
>> administration stuff from Microsoft. We do not see the shares we 
>> placed on the member.
>> Being a real inexperienced Samba user, I'm not sure what to send or 
>> even if I'm asking the right questions.
>> Thanks for any assistance.
>> steve campbell

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