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We have a domain set with Samba Version 4.0.0beta2. Machines with Windows 7 and Windows XP have no problems to log in but Windows 8.x machine has this problema where the machine joins the domain but no user can after the first reboot. "There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request". What's could be wrong?

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That error is usually when the PC can't find the logon server. One of the simplest thing to check is check your Network connection. If the PC has network connection, you might want to try to ping the logon server (if known) – Darius Apr 24 '14 at 18:24
I can add the machine to the domain, navigate the internet access the shares in the network if I log in with local user – tenshimsm Apr 24 '14 at 18:29
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This problem is directly related to another one of mine:

Is there any trick to join and use Windows 8/8.1 with Samba 4 (4.1.6)?

It's happening because of wrong realm naming. Our internal DNS conflicts with the ad's realm.

For example: my website has the external domain and the Active Directory's realm is set to This is causing conflicts inside the DNS when it receives requests for joins, logins etc. Windows 8.x and Linux clients are having more problems than Windows 7 and the older machines with Windows XP.

If you have a external site like letsdancesamba.meit seams to be wrong:

samba-tool domain provision --realm=**** --domain=letsdancesamba

instead should be something like:

samba-tool domain provision --domain=letsdancesamba


workgroup = letsdancesamba
realm =
netbios name = SHARES
dns forwarder = <one of your choice>
server role = active directory domain controller

Thanks everyone!

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It sounds like the systems attempting to logon to the domain have not been added to the domain. I've seen this error before when a computer is either removed from the domain or the system is not part of the domain and it is attempting to authenticate and join.

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I can see the machine listed on the domain. – tenshimsm Apr 24 '14 at 18:27
When you say you can see the machine listed on the domain, where exactly are you seeing the machine name? Are you able to search for the machine name via Active Directory? – injector Apr 24 '14 at 18:38
I can see using the dsa.msc – tenshimsm Apr 24 '14 at 18:43
Perhaps this reference will help you out. It seems like a similar question has been asked before and there are some things to try.… – injector Apr 25 '14 at 13:47
I've noticed that if I use Samba 4 from the apt package manager I can´t get it to work fine, but if I compile samba source it works better and it, oddly, seems easier to setup. – tenshimsm May 9 '14 at 20:38

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