[Samba] Using samba-tool to join a linux file server to the domain doesn't appear to work

Peter Milesson miles at atmos.eu
Tue Nov 9 06:53:23 UTC 2021

On 2021-11-08 19:08, David Mulder via samba wrote:
> On 11/8/21 9:09 AM, Peter Milesson via samba wrote:
>> A lot written about the problem joining a domain using samba-tool. As 
>> Patrick described, I've got exactly the same behavior.
>> I've got a newly installed VM with Debian Bullseye with Louis' 
>> packages 4.15.1, and I have joined it to my domain. The AD is also 
>> Bullseye using Louis' packages 4.15.1 (upgraded from Buster to 
>> Bullseye with the standard Samba packages 4.13, and then to Louis' 
>> packages). The AD has been working without problems for more than 18 
>> months.
>> Joining with samba-tool works, sort of, with a few error messages 
>> that some *.ldb files were not found, ending the command with domain 
>> successfully joined. Having a look with Users and Computers 
>> administrative tool under Windows, the member server is registered in 
>> AD. There is however, no DNS entry for the new member server. The 
>> older command net ads join works to the point. The member server is 
>> registered both in AD and DNS. I understand that it's a bit awkward 
>> getting a DNS registration, but not a PTR record. In a huge network 
>> it's certainly a great help. Personally, I can digest that I must set 
>> up a PTR record for the Linux box myself, as it's a very small network.
>> I'm grateful that this problem is under active discussion, otherwise 
>> I would probably have been tearing my hair, and using foul language. 
>> As an advanced user I'm not going to dig down too much in the Samba 
>> innards, and I'm satisfied that I can continue with configuration of 
>> the server.
>> Thanks to the developers for a great product, and the list moderators 
>> and members for really useful discussions!
> I'm working on a fix right now. We can probably get it backported to 
> 4.15.
Hi David,

Thanks for the information. I will set up another member server soon. It 
will be interesting.

I wish you a nice day,


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