[Samba] Separate DNS hostname on client computers than AD domain name

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Dec 8 14:13:40 UTC 2022

On 08/12/2022 13:48, Simon Fredriksson via samba wrote:
> Hello!
> Is it possible to assign a DNS domain name that is different from the AD 
> domain's own domain?


> So I want my AD domain to be example.tld, but I'd 
> like the machines FQDN to reflect location, so server1.eu.example.tld, 
> server2.us.example.tld.

Have you looked at 'sites' ?

> Will I need to set up a forest and two separate 
> domains (making it 3 domains), or can this be accomplished in some other 
> way? I tried looking at SPN/UPN, but not sure if it's related.

SPN's have nothing to do with location.

> Also, is 
> it even possible with Samba to do forest + domains?

No, Samba AD only does one forest and the domain is the same as the forest.


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