[Samba] After joining domain, Samba uses the workgroup name, not the FQDN when running the net ads command

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 10:01:03 UTC 2015

On 02/12/15 22:39, Jonathan S. Fisher wrote:
> All the DNS stuff checks out. The names resolve as they should (They 
> pass all checks Mathias suggested). They all give the exact same 
> answers. hostname -A is showing correctly.
> I nuked the boxed and reinstalled. Same problem. It simply won't 
> request the ActiveDirectory SRV records from WINDOWS.CORP.XXX.COM 
> <http://WINDOWS.CORP.XXX.COM>, it requests them from WINDOWS and is 
> disappointed when there isn't any DNS setup there.
> Why does samba keep wanting to use the workgroup name instead of the 
> FQDN? Is there some sort of logging we can enable to figure out why 
> it's choosing to behave this way?
> Rowland: Dnsmasq is not running on the AD subdomain. Those requests 
> are passed immediately to the windows boxen.

OK, what do these commands return when run on the client:

host -t SRV _ldap._tcp.windows.corp.xxx.com.

host -t SRV _kerberos._udp.windows.corp.xxx.com.

host -t A yourclientshostname.windows.corp.xxx.com.

host -t SRV ipaddress_returned_by_last_command


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