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Problem joining Mac OSX client to samba PDC - 2

Problem joining Mac OSX client to samba PDC - 2

Problem joining Mac OSX client to samba PDC - 2

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I read this topic here on the forums:
http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1551187&page=1#post

well I don't really see it resolved, but it is closed, I hope I can find an answer here.

I have an OpenSuse 11.2 PDC, no problem for XP clients to connect, but OS X always tells me:
"An invalid Domain and Forest combination was sepcified. You should enter a fully qualified DNS name for the domain and forest (e.g., ads.company.com)."

This message appears immediately.

I don't have access to the DNS server her. But I can ping the name from the os x terminal.
I entered the full address as Active Directory Domain, which looks something like that:
servername.psychology.uni-heidelberg.de

How can it be a dns problem if I can ping it? What other options are there? What does os x look for?
Netbios name?

I checked the samba logs and I don't see any attempt to connect.

I also read it could happen if the time is wrong - right now I have the os x right nex to the server and they have exactly the same time (ntp on os x just doens't work). Well it didn't help anything.

I would appreciate any help, I am stuck, some people say it's working, but I just can't figure out how.

RE: Problem joining Mac OSX client to samba PDC - 2

You need to set up the proper SRV records for local DNS. Windows clients generally fall back to NetBIOS, but I'm almost certain that Mac OS X does not.

As I said in my other post, I have the appropriate records required for active directory to run in my local DNS and have no issues.
 

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