[CentOS] DNS problem while trying to join windows 7 to samba3x pdc

Thu Jul 8 02:27:30 UTC 2010
Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com>

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
> 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:
> - 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...



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