[Samba] join to ads domain failed

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Jul 7 07:58:29 UTC 2020

On 07/07/2020 08:06, Piviul via samba wrote:
> Hi all, I have a samba AD domain to test to; I don't administer it, I 
> have only an administrator account. I can join without problem win PCs 
> to the domain but I can't linux PCs. If I try to join it I get the error:
>> # net ads join -U administrator
>> Enter administrator's password:
>> Using short domain name -- CSATEST
>> Joined 'FREERADIUS-CT01' to dns domain 'ad.csatest.localcal'
>> DNS Update for freeradius-ct01.csatest.localcal failed: 
You have actually joined the domain, it was the dns update that failed, 
this is usually because something else owns the dns records (dhcp ?) and 
this can be ignored.
> Someone online suggest to add -S option but this is the result:
No need for that.
> I have followed this guide 
> (https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setting_up_Samba_as_a_Domain_Member) 
> and this is the smb.conf of the PCs that's trying to join> # Global 
> parameters 

Please remove these lines:

     passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n 
*Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
     passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
     server role = standalone server
     unix password sync = Yes

They have no place in a Unix domain member smb.conf


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