[Samba] Sysprep joins fail on Samba >= 4.2.0

Jon Gerdes gerdesj at blueloop.net
Tue Jul 17 00:27:23 UTC 2018

On Mon, 2018-07-16 at 18:13 +0200, Thomas Glanzmann via samba wrote:
> Hello,
> I switched recently my AD from w2k3/w2k8 to samba-4.8.3 and I have
> the
> very same problem. When I join my w2k8r2 and w2k16 machines manually,
> the domain join works flawlessly. As soon as I do a sysprep with
> domain
> join it fails, w2k8r2 just hangs endlessly, w2k16 finishes the
> sysprep
> but does not join the domain. If you say it worked with pre 4.2.0
> maybe
> I should do a git bisect to find the offending commit. Has anybody
> else
> the issue and maybe has resolved the same?
> Cheers,
>         Thomas

Before you focus on Samba, it is generally good form to prove it or get
as close as you can.

So: you can domain join OK but when using sysprep (Microsoft provided
utility), it fails.  I don't think your problem is with Samba but with


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