[Samba] samba dc dns issue

Alex samba at abisoft.biz
Mon Mar 16 13:46:44 UTC 2020

Guys, any updates on this? Your help is really appreciated.

> This  time  I  removed  dns-backend  key  from  the  command line and tried both
> variants: with and without "dns update command" in smb.conf:
> samba-tool domain join domain.com DC -k yes --server=vm-dc1.domain.com -v -d 5 2>&1 | tee join.txt

> And  both  times  I  got similar errors: either WERR_DNS_ERROR_DS_UNAVAILABLE or
> "TSIG error with server: tsig verify failure"

>> On 13/03/2020 16:04, Kris Lou via samba wrote:
>>>> Join command was:
>>>> samba-tool domain join domain.com DC -k yes --server=vm-dc1.domain.com --dns-backend
>>>> SAMBA_INTERNAL -v -d 5 2>&1 | tee join.txt
>>> Here, you have "--dns-backend SAMBA_INTERNAL" where perhaps you meant
>>> "--dns-backend=SAMBA_INTERNAL" ?
>>>   I'm guessing that it was interpreted as "--dns-backend=NONE"
>> Good catch, I missed that, probably because you do not have to provide 
>> it, it is the default.

>> If this is a new DC, I would just demote it and start again, but this 
>> time without the '--dns-backend' switch.

Best regards,

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