[Samba] Unable to join domain?

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Feb 5 22:08:50 UTC 2021

On 05/02/2021 21:45, Dan Egli via samba wrote:
> I just setup a new domain controller after a power surge blew through 
> the suppressor and fried the old one. AS far as I know, I did 
> everything correct. But now when I try to join a machine to the domain 
> it fails, claiming the username or password is incorrect.
> # net join -U Administrator%%<PASSWORD> -S janus.eglifamily.name  
> (note: internal domain only, not internet connected)
> Failed to join domain: failed to lookup DC info for domain 
> 'EGLIFAMILY' over rpc: The attempted logon is invalid. This is either 
> due to a bad username or authentication information.
> But I KNOW the password I specified is correct! I wrote the password 
> down when I provisioned the domain using samba-tool domain provision. 
> So I'm at a HUGE loss as to what's going wrong. I've looked on the 
> internet, but apparently my GoogleFu isn't strong today.
> Please Help?
> -- 
> Dan Egli
Try it without the '-S'

If that doesn't work, try 'kinit administrator' as root, then 'klist' 
again as root, you should have Administrators ticket.

Still not working, check your setup starting with dns.


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