[Samba] Can't find machine account

Robert A Wooldridge bob.wooldridge at edm-inc.com
Thu Jul 18 16:12:56 UTC 2019

On 07/18/2019 11:04 AM, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
> 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.
This is not a W2K machine but Server 2003.
> Have you tried Tim's patch ?
No, will give it a try.
> 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":
>                 ctx.join_add_dns_records()
>                 ctx.join_replicate_new_dns_records()
> Line 1405 in my version, under '    def do_join(ctx):'
> just comment out those three lines, save & close, then try the join 
> again.
> Rowland

Bob Wooldridge
EDM Incorporated

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