[Samba] Cannot join server to Samba4 NT4 domain

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Apr 28 15:14:55 UTC 2016

On 28/04/16 15:16, MI wrote:
> I have a Samba 4 NT4 PDC (Version 4.1.17-Debian) with openLDAP.
> I would like to add another server, and have it authenticate users 
> against openLDAP. I thought I had to add the new server to the domain 
> with "net rpc join", but that seems to think I want to join an AD 
> domain, and fails:
>     # net rpc join -U root%mypassword
>     No realm has been specified! Do you really want to join an Active 
> Directory server?
>     Failed to join domain: failed to lookup DC info for domain 
> 'MYDOMAIN' over rpc: This error indicates that the requested
>     operation cannot be completed due to a catastrophic media failure 
> or an on-disk data structure corruption.

I did something similar last week in a test domain and had a similar 
problem, I got it to work by using 'administrator' instead of 'root'. It 
still complained about active directory, I think somebody changed 'net' 
without considering NT-4 style domains.


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