[Samba] Failed to find our own NTDS Settings DN in the ldb!

James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Thu Aug 13 14:07:19 UTC 2020


I attempted (and failed) to restart the second DC on a test domain and got this
error in smbd.log

Failed to find our own NTDS Settings DN in the ldb!

[root at smb4-1 ~ (master)]# host -t A smb4-1.brockley.harte-lyne.ca
smb4-1.brockley.harte-lyne.ca has address

[root at smb4-1 ~ (master)]# host -t A smb4-2.brockley.harte-lyne.ca
smb4-2.brockley.harte-lyne.ca has address

[root at smb4-1 ~ (master)]# samba-ldbsearch -H /var/db/samba4/private/sam.ldb
'(invocationId=*)' --cross-ncs objectguid
Searching for dsServiceName in rootDSE failed: operations error at
Failed to find our own NTDS Settings DN in the ldb!
# record 1
objectGUID: 00d350dd-20ae-4718-be2a-90c924adc19b

# record 2
objectGUID: aac648b2-aac8-411d-afe0-7cbd5455841c

# returned 2 records
# 2 entries
# 0 referrals

Up to this point I have not experienced problems in getting both DCs to start.
How do I fix this?  How did this error become introduced?

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