[Samba] Joining a Linux domain member to an actual Windows AD Domain

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Oct 9 17:29:52 UTC 2023

On Mon, 09 Oct 2023 12:57:16 -0400
Mark Foley via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> I am attempting to join a Linux host as a domain member to a Windows
> AD domain. I am following the instructions in
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setting_up_Samba_as_a_Domain_Member
> I am at the section in that doc, "Resolving SRV Records" which says,
> "Active Directory (AD) uses SRV records to locate services, such as
> Kerberos and LDAP. To verify that SRV records are resolved correctly,
> use the nslookup interactive shell:", and I go ahead and do the
> suggested commands:
> # nslookup
> > set type=SRV
> > _ldap._tcp.cwaserver1.cwa4502.local
> Server:
> Address:

Is '' the ipaddress of an AD DC ?
> ** server can't find _ldap._tcp.cwaserver1.cwa4502.local: NXDOMAIN

That would seem to suggest that the 'cwaserver1.cwa4502.local' dns
domain does not exist, however, 'cwaserver1' looks like it could be a
short hostname, so could your dns domain be 'cwa4502.local' ?


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