Manage Samba4 Active Directory Infrastructure from Windows10 via RSAT – Part 3

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14 Responses

  1. Irfan Fauzan says:

    How to make client windows can access home folder automatically when they are login using another computer.

    Thank you (^_^)

  2. xeero says:

    Somehow dns queries do not resolve on client. nslookup returns result but when pinging or browsing, no website is resolving.

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

            primary name server = nobody.invalid
            responsible mail addr = nobody.invalid
            serial  = 1
            refresh = 3600 (1 hour)
            retry   = 1200 (20 mins)
            expire  = 604800 (7 days)
            default TTL = 10800 (3 hours)
    explanation.invalid     text =
            "Blocking is mandated by standards, see references on https://www.iana.o
    (root)  ??? unknown type 41 ???
    Server:  UnKnown
    Non-authoritative answer:
    Addresses:  2404:6800:4003:c02::53

    Ping request could not find host Please check the name and try again.

  3. EmmanuelA says:

    Hi, it’s a very good tutorial you have done such a great job.

    I have an issue to join my samba ad dc on active directory, I can log into my windows computer join to the domain with my administrator user and password but i have nothing in my active directory “username and password not correct” error. Can everyone help me ?

  4. William says:

    Just a heads-up, but for Windows 10 October Update RSAT is no longer a separate download, but part of the “Manage optional features” in Windows Settings.

  5. Young says:

    Thank you for your outstanding tutorial.

    I have windows 10 pro build 1709. After I installed RSAT package and reboot, I opened Control Panel -> Programs (Uninstall a Program) -> Turn Windows features on or off. But Remote Server Administration Tools was not listed. What does this mean?

    Thank you.

  6. Thomas says:

    Hi there, I have the same problem with Windows 10. RSAT can read the domain users, policies, etc can make some changes to it but I can not create new users, groups, etc. When I try to issue New > User for example, it does nothing and does not print any errors…

  7. fromem says:

    I Have a problem with active directory domain controller in CentOS 7 with samba.

    I do the provisioning to domain and all step appear without error. I can join one Windows 10 user as Administrator. I installed RSAT for windows 10 and can load the domain configuration but can not manage the domain. If I want to add a new user or administrative unit, do not do it. It is as if the user does not have privileges to perform the task. Any idea for the issue?

  8. Reddy says:

    Hi Cezar,

    Thank you for the reply. I have tried up many times and found that the windows machine is communicating with ldap server using ping and ssh from putty but when i try to join the windows enterprise/professional edition then i am getting error indicating that the server is not able to communicate.

    Any idea how to resolve.

  9. Reddy says:


    It is working fine for single subnet but when i am trying to work on multiple subnets then the windows systems are not able to contact the pdc server.

    My testing network is and working environment is and

    I am able to connect to the machine in the network but i am unable to connect from &

    How to resolve this. Can any one help me.

    • Matei Cezar says:

      It has no importance in what network your servers are located as long as they are reachable. Make sure the routers have no block policies enabled and all domain traffic is allowed to pass through them. Check domain ports to pass routers. Can you at least ping the domain from other networks? DNS resolution works also?

  10. Gerardo Duron says:


    I have a problem when try to join to domain and show a message “The network resource or device specified is no longer available”.

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