Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Sun Feb 8 02:36:45 MST 2015

On 08/02/15 09:21, buhorojo wrote:
> On 06/02/15 19:45, Bob of Donelson Trophy wrote:
>> I have been struggling with getting a member server to join my domain.
>> Thanks to testing and using a VM, I can get the test member server to
>> join my domain. The member server on "real hardware" cannot join, well
>> sort of.
>> When I "join", I get:
>> net ads join -U Administrator
>> Enter Administrator's password:
>> Using short domain name -- DTS***M
>> Joined 'DTMBR01' to dns domain 'dts***m.lan'
>> DNS Update for dtmember01.dts***m.lan failed: ERROR_DNS_UPDATE_FAILED
>> And when I "leave", I get:
>> net ads leave -U Administrator
>> Enter Administrator's password:
>> Deleted account for 'DTMBR01' in realm 'DTS***M.LAN'
>> So, I look for what where?
> The DC handling the join does not know the fqdn of the member server. 
> Add:
> dtmember01.dts***m.lan dtmember01 localhost
> to /etc/hosts
> then rejoin

DON'T do this, You can check that /etc/hosts has this:    localhost
<computer ip>    dtmember01.dts***m.lan dtmember01

If you do it the way advised, your computer *will* only reply to ''


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