[Samba] WERR_DNS_ERROR_NAME_DOES_NOT_EXIST when samba_dnsupdate tries to add to _msdcs

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Feb 5 09:39:46 UTC 2020

On 05/02/2020 08:23, L.P.H. van Belle via samba wrote:
>>> Should I jump on the bleeding edge with Samba 4.11 and
>> Bind9 (version?)
> Yes! Its not bleeding edge anymore ;-)..
> 4.11.0 thats bleeding edge, .6 not..
>>> (I don't see any mention of the bugzilla bug getting addressed.)
>>> What versions of these would you recommend?
>>> (fyi I am also planning to add dhcpd to this server to
>> eventually phase out my old Windows Servers.)
> I would go for Debian 10, Bind9_dlz and Samba 4.11.6
> Ubuntu fine too, but use samba 4.11.6 if your setting up new.
>> The problem is most likely because you came from a Windows
>> 2003 domain
>> which used a very different DNS setup. Samba expects the DNS records
>> from a 2008R2 domain and unless you can fix this, your domain
>> is never
>> going to work correctly.
>> The problem is explained here:
>> https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/817470/how-to-reconfi
>> gure-an-msdcs-subdomain-to-a-forest-wide-dns-application
>> Does anyone know how to do this on a Samba AD DC ????
> Maybe install samba with bind9_dlz and downgrade it to samba internal DNS and upgrade it again?
> Might work.

It wont, it checks for a couple of AD objects that exist in the old 
style DNS, so it stops :-(


More information about the samba mailing list