[Samba] Problem since upgrade to 4.5.1

Alex Crow acrow at integrafin.co.uk
Fri Nov 18 09:20:52 UTC 2016

On 17/11/16 21:48, John Gardeniers via samba wrote:
> Since upgrading our DCs to Sernet Samba v4.5.1 we are experiencing 
> problems using Remote Desktop from Windows boxes. The rather useless 
> and completely misleading error message states:
> "The connection cannot be completed because the remote computer that 
> was reached is not the one you specified. This could be caused by an 
> outdated entry in the DNS cache. Try using the IP address of the 
> computer instead."
> We are able to RDP using the IP address from a Windows machine. We are 
> also able to RDP by either name or address from a Linux machine. It's 
> only when we try to connect by name from a Windows machine that we 
> have this problem. It all worked perfectly fine prior to the Samba 
> upgrade.
> It most certainly is not a DNS issue but just to be ultra sure the 
> caches on both the client and destination boxes were flushed, We also 
> rebooted both machines.
> The clocks were also checked against those on the DCs, with a maximum 
> discrepancy of one second. The time on the two DCs matched to within 
> 0.002 seconds.
> Anyone have any theories about this? Or a solution?
> regards,
> John

Hi John,

I've just tested on our newest test domain and I could not reproduce 
this connecting to our single Server 2008 R2 Terminal Server from Windows 7.

I presume you can resolve the names OK from your Windows client machine?



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