[Samba] Can't find machine account

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Jul 18 16:53:39 UTC 2019

On 18/07/2019 17:38, Robert A Wooldridge via samba wrote:
> On 07/18/2019 11:32 AM, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
>> Hurrah and this part is easy ;-)
>> You are starting the wrong binary, you need to start 'samba-ad-dc' , 
>> you may have to unmask it though.
> Yippee, that worked!  I was able to unmask (systemctl unmask 
> samba-ad-dc) and samba started.  wbinfo --ping-dc returns the new DC!  
> Also get correct groups and users with wbinfo -g, wbinfo -u!
> Now I hope I can finally get rid of that Server 2003 machine.
You will possibly have to create the dns records for your new DC, but 
before you try, restart Samba and 'samba_dnsupdate' may do it for you.
> Is anyone working on getting that patch into the Debian python package?

Well, it's Tim's patch, so perhaps he is, but I would think it will need 
to be more involved than just commenting out three lines. It will also 
have to get into Samba's git before it gets anywhere near Debian ;-)


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