[Samba] Can't find machine account

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Jul 18 16:04:01 UTC 2019

On 18/07/2019 16:44, Robert A Wooldridge via samba wrote:
> On 07/18/2019 10:41 AM, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
>> Anything from here on is nothing to do with your problem, it  is just 
>> artefacts of the clean up.
>> It seems to be failing whilst trying to add the 'A' record for your 
>> new DC.
>> Lets backtrack a little, I asked if the Windows DC was running a dns 
>> server and you answered 'yes'. Lets expand that a little, what dns 
>> server is running and where does it store the dns records ?
> The one that comes with windows.  You manage it from the dnsmgmt console.
I have never had to deal with a W2K AD server, but from my understanding 
W2K didn't have the DNS records in AD, so I wondered if yours didn't 
either. I am running out of ideas now.

Have you tried Tim's patch ?

Just in case you don't know how to apply the patch, it is pretty simple, 
it just involves commenting out three lines, so it might be easier to 
open 'join.py (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/samba/join.py on my DC), 
find these lines:

             if ctx.dns_backend != "NONE":

Line 1405 in my version, under '    def do_join(ctx):'

just comment out those three lines, save & close, then try the join again.


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