[Samba] Win Clients and DNS

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 08:57:51 UTC 2015

On 16/11/15 00:31, Viktor Trojanovic wrote:
> I have an AD with 1 Samba DC and 5 Windows 10 clients. The DC and the 
> clients all have a fixed IPv4 address.
> In the windows event viewer, I constantly see the following warning:
> Event 8019, DNS Client Events
> ------------------------------------------
> The system failed to register host (A or AAA) resource records (RRs) 
> for network adapter with settings:
> Adapter Name: {someGUID}
> Host Name: Client-PC
> Primary Domain Suffix: SAMDOM.COM
> DNS Server list:
> Sent update to server: <?>
> IP Addresses:
> ------------------------------------------
> Is it necessary to manually make some entries in DNS for the client 
> machines? I didn't see anything about that in the Wiki.
> I'm trying to figure out if this is connected to another problem I'm 
> facing. A machine based GPO is not executed because "the file 
> \\SAMDOM.COM\SysVol\[...]\gpt.ini from a domain controller could not 
> be read", and as one of the possible reasons for the error, name 
> resolution is mentioned. I can access the file just fine once I'm 
> logged in so I really don't know what the issue is here.
> Thanks,
> Viktor

Is there anything in syslog on the DC, it may be that whilst your 
clients are trying to update their dns records in AD, they are being denied.
If the clients were Unix based, you would have to add their records to 
AD manually, It is probably the same for fixed window clients.
There is something on the wiki about adding dns records, but it is a bit 
unclear as to why you would need to do this:



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