[Samba] Problems with 2 DCs.

Jean-François Morcillo jfmorcillo at mandriva.com
Mon Mar 2 11:12:59 MST 2015

Le 02/03/2015 12:58, Rowland Penny a écrit :
> On 02/03/15 11:02, Jean-François Morcillo wrote:
>> Le 06/02/2015 17:49, Marc Muehlfeld a écrit :
>>> Hello Jean-François,
>>> Am 04.02.2015 um 17:51 schrieb Jean-François Morcillo:
>>>> Troubles come into the place when I try to create a user on the 2nd
>>>> DC,
>>>> I get the following error message:
>>>> samba-tool user create usr1 usr1
>>>> ERROR(ldb): Failed to add user 'usr1':  -
>>>> ../source4/dsdb/samdb/ldb_modules/ridalloc.c:547: No RID Set DN -
>>>> Remote
>>>> RID Set creation needed
>>> This sounds like your DC, didn't got an RID pool assigned from the RID
>>> master. See
>>> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Flexible_Single-Master_Operations_%28FSMO%29_roles#RID_Master
>>> for details.
>>> If you just have two DCs in your domain, then the first one has this
>>> role, if you haven't transfered.
>>> Did you had more DCs in the past and maybe haven't demoted correctly
>>> and
>>> the AD still thinks one of the missing DCs is RID master?
>>> Please check, which DC owns the RID master role:
>>> # samba-tool fsmo show
>>>> More over, new users created on the first DC are never synced to the
>>>> second one.
>>> Does your replication works in both direction? Check with
>>> # samba-tool drs showrepl
>>> Regards,
>>> Marc
>> Hello,
>> Just for information, if someone face the same issue, the problem was
>> due to the way we manage the DNS (manually).
>> As far as I understand, for the purpose of synchronization, samba
>> contacts the first DC using an alias (which looks like an UUID, this can
>> be seen in samba.log) and we were lacking this alias in our DNS.
>> Anyway, thank you for your reply.
> Hi, can you share with us just how you were managing DNS and what you
> are doing now.
> Rowland


DNS is not managed in any way by samba.
The DNS on both DCs are bind, theirs configuration is managed by an
inhouse tool (which also does the synchronization of the DNS database).
This tools reads the samba database and fetch information about the DCs
(filter is
In the servicePrincipalName attribute, it gets the value that start with
'ldap/' and ends with '_msdcs.<realm>'
then it adds an alias with this "UUID" in the DNS database.
That's basically how I solved my issue. it's a little bit «hacky» but it
works  and it is supposed to be simplified in a near future.



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