[Samba] Samba 4.6.3 DNS replication with Windows 2008 R2 DC

Chris Alavoine chrisa at acs-info.co.uk
Tue May 16 08:12:08 UTC 2017

Hi Trevor,

Unfortunately I am seeing this behaviour when viewed from anywhere.

However, if I run a "host something.domain.com windowsdc" I get a valid
response, even though the domain.com zone is not listed.


On 12 May 2017 at 16:48, Trevor <monovalent at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 6:22 AM, Chris Alavoine via samba <
> samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I currently have 9 x Samba 4.6.3 Domain Controllers happily replicating
>> and
>> working nicely. We use BIND_DLZ DNS.
>> I have been tasked with adding a Windows 2008 R2 DC to this group which I
>> have done following this guide:
>> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Joining_a_Windows_Server_20
>> 08_/_2008_R2_DC_to_a_Samba_AD
>> All appears to have gone well and replication is working according to
>> "samba-tool drs showrepl", however my zones are not appearing in the DNS
>> Manager on the new Windows DC, although the Windows DC appears to be
>> acting
>> as a DNS server ok as it can resolve all addresses that exist on the other
>> Samba4 DC's.
>> The only Forward lookup zone that is appearing on the Windows DC is _
>> msdcs.domain.com, all others are not visible however they are resolving.
>> Obviously, this means I can't create/delete entries on the Windows DC.
>> Has anyone encountered this before? Any ideas?
>> Thanks,
>> Chris.
> I've seen this before on a Windows 2008 R2 DC, without Samba involved.
> When I saw it it exhibited similar behavior to what you described only when
> accessing DNS Manager from that DC, if accessed from RSAT everything showed
> up.

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