[Samba] WERR_INTERNAL_ERROR on samba-tool domain join

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Feb 23 21:50:29 UTC 2023

On 23/02/2023 21:32, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Thu, 2023-02-23 at 21:27 +0000, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
>> On 23/02/2023 20:16, Stephen Vose via samba wrote:
>>>> You can ignore anything after 'Join failed', the join error has
>>>> already happened and it looks like a replication problem. Does the
>>>> first Nameserver in /etc/resolv.conf point to the first DC ?
>>>> How is /etc/hosts setup ?
>>>> Rowland
>>> /etc/resolv.conf
>>> -----------------------------------------
>>> # Generated by NetworkManager
>> OK, this is a DC and in my opinion everything about DNS should be fixed,
>> I normally remove network-manager etc and set a fixed IP.
>>> search privatedomain.com
>>> nameserver
>>> nameserver
>>> /etc/hosts:
>>> -----------------------------------------
>>>     localhost localhost.localdomain localhost4
>>> localhost4.localdomain4
>>> ::1        localhost localhost.localdomain localhost6
>>> localhost6.localdomain6
>>>     shp-dc2.privatedomain.com shp-dc2
>> As your first DC appears to be called shp-dc1 and the ipaddress for
>> shp-dc2 is, you have the nameservers the wrong way around
>> (at least at first). I would switch them around and try again. Once you
>> get the DC join to work, switch them back.
>> Rowland
> As the remote server is returning INTERNAL_ERROR to GetNCChanges local name resolution will not be what is causing this.
> Andrew,

I would normally bow to your expertise, but that error appears to be 
coming from the clean up after the join failed. It deletes three DN's 
and then throws an error.

Or am I missing something ?

I think it is worth fixing resolv.conf and trying again, simplest things 
first ;-)


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