On Wed, 2010-07-07 at 20:40 -0500, Doug Coats wrote: > I am running centos 5.5 using samba3x as a pdc. I migrated to samba3x > so that I could join Windows 7 machines to the domain. It is a new > setup using a tried and true configuration from a different box. I > have used this configuration in the past to joing Windows XP Pro > machines. And I havn't found anyting helpful on the error with > google. I can ping the server name and the server can ping the > windows 7 box. I can access smaba shares on the server but I cannot > join the domain. > > I have applied the reg settings to win7 and when I try to join I get > this error. > > An Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for domain admin could > not be contacted. > > Ensure that the domain name is typed correctly. > > If the name is correct, click Details for troubleshooting information. > > The details read: > > Note: This information is intended for a network administrator. If > you are not your network's administrator, notify the administrator > that you received this information, which has been recorded in the > file C:\Windows\debug\dcdiag.txt. > The domain name "admin" might be a NetBIOS domain name. If this is > the case, verify that the domain name is properly registered with > WINS. > If you are certain that the name is not a NetBIOS domain name, then > the following information can help you troubleshoot your DNS > configuration. > The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service > location (SRV) resource record used to locate an Active Directory > Domain Controller (AD DC) for domain "admin": > The error was: "DNS name does not exist." > (error code 0x0000232B RCODE_NAME_ERROR) > The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.admin > Common causes of this error include the following: > - The DNS SRV records required to locate a AD DC for the domain are > not registered in DNS. These records are registered with a DNS server > automatically when a AD DC is added to a domain. They are updated by > the AD DC at set intervals. This computer is configured to use DNS > servers with the following IP addresses: > 192.168.4.1 > - One or more of the following zones do not include delegation to its > child zone: > admin > . (the root zone) > > I seem to have a DNS problem but I don't even know what it should be > doing so that I know where to start to troubleshoot. > > Thanks for any help! ---- Samba 3.x cannot provide AD and thus the error about AD & DNS name does not exist is not meaningful You probably want to use Sernet Samba packages at this point if you want to use Windows 7 clients but see this page... http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Windows7 Craig -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, and is believed to be clean.