[Samba] Disable NETBIOS during "domain provision" or "domain join" (Samba 4 AD)

Johannes Kastl kastl at b1-systems.de
Sat Mar 20 12:25:26 UTC 2021

Hi Rowland,

On 20.03.21 at 12:41 Rowland penny via samba wrote:
> On 20/03/2021 10:12, Johannes Kastl via samba wrote:

>> But: Is the computer's shortname actually really needed? Or can the use of the 
>> short NETBios names be disabled?
> Have you ever heard of DNS ?

That is exactly why I was asking. Because I have two DNS entries for the DC, one 
with the long hostname and one with the "netbios name". Those are created during 
domain provisioning. So if there is already a A record for the long name, what 
use is the short name?

But if this is needed for AD to work properly, then so be it.

I guess this also answers my third question, it seems there is no way to set the 
netbios name during provisioning/join.

Thanks for your help, Rowland!

Kind Regards,

Johannes Kastl
Linux Consultant & Trainer
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Mail: kastl at b1-systems.de

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