[Samba] Samba AD DC: LDAP Bind function call failed.

Nick Couchman nick.couchman at seakr.com
Tue Feb 9 03:57:40 UTC 2016

I've got an existing AD domain with a couple of Windows domain controllers, and I'm trying to migrate the AD domain over to Samba, or at least add a couple of Samba DCs.  I've added the samba DCs, verified that DNS is correct, and I have all the sysvol stuff replicating over between the controllers.  Things seem to be working correctly, except when I do a "gpupdate /force" on a system that has logged in to that controller, I get an error during the group policy update.  The user policy update succeeds, but the computer update fails with the following error:

The processing of Group Policy failed.  Windows could not authenticate to the Active Directory service on a domain controller.  (LDAP Bind function call failed.)

Can anyone provide any insight on why I'd be getting this error, or the steps I should take to track down the issue?  I can provide configuration files or logging, if necessary.


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