[Samba] Error joining Samba 4.7.4 DC to existing Win2008R2 domain

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Sun Mar 4 08:54:50 UTC 2018

On Sun, 4 Mar 2018 00:14:48 +0100
Claudio Nicora <claudio.nicora at gmail.com> wrote:

> > And I can now confirm that 4.7.4 on the latest Ubuntu 18.04 snapshot
> > joins to a Samba AD domain as a DC.
> I'm sure it does, that's why I suspect something is wrong in my 
> Win2000-->Win2008R2 upgraded domain AD.
> > Another thing that comes to my mind is that the 2008R2 domain was 
> > upgraded from an initial Win2000.
> > Win2000-->Samba direct migration is not possible because Samba
> > requires at least a Win2003 domain.
> > So the complete upgrade was Win2000 (SRVAD-OLDOLD) --> Win2008R2 
> > (SRVAD-OLD) --> Domain/forest functional level upgrade --> Samba
> > 4.7.4 migration.
> >
> > Could there be something wrong/unexpected in current Win2008R2
> > domain config?
> Could you suggest something to check for?
> Even with -d9 there's nothing interesting between the last "Adding
> DNS..." line and "Join failed - cleaning up". There should be an
> explanation of why the join failed, other than "It failes, I'm
> cleaning up".

Not really sure where to go from here, I don't have a windows 2008 DC to
join to, is there anything in the windows event log ?

> > As a side note, it took me longer to give the Ubuntu VM a fixed ip
> > etc than it took to join as a DC and then people ask me why I don't
> > like a certain set of packages ;-)
> I agree.
> Netplan is not something I was needing; another (needless) thing to 
> learn and yet another configuration format to know (even if I love
> YAML for other things).

That's why I didn't use it, I just turned off systemd-resolved and went
back to basics i.e. what I know and like.


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