You incorrectly receive an error message when you join a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 to a Samba 3-based domain

Symptoms


When you successfully join a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 to a Samba 3-based domain, you incorrectly receive the following error message:

Changing the Primary Domain DNS name of this computer to "" failed. The name will remain "name".
The error was:
The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.

Cause

This issue occurs because the computer requires a domain controller that supports the Active Directory directory service to verify the domain DNS suffix after the computer joins the domain. However, a Samba 3-based domain controller does not support the Active Directory directory service.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes


Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2 and for Windows 7" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Netid.dll

6.1.7600.20742

117,248

24-Jun-2010

09:48

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Netid.dll

6.1.7600.20742

165,376

24-Jun-2010

11:43

x64

Netid.dll

6.1.7600.20742

117,248

24-Jun-2010

09:48

x86

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Netid.dll

6.1.7600.20742

301,568

24-Jun-2010

09:25

IA-64

Netid.dll

6.1.7600.20742

117,248

24-Jun-2010

09:48

x86

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

Package_1_for_kb2171571~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.2.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,832

Date (UTC)

24-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

17:20

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_2_for_kb2171571~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.2.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,799

Date (UTC)

24-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

17:20

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb2171571_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.2.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,927

Date (UTC)

24-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

17:20

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,652

Date (UTC)

24-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

17:20

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_71b3dd62dfe9409b22e8e07e6c4c4695_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20742_none_3b422c876fc59782.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

704

Date (UTC)

24-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

17:20

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-computer-name-ui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20742_none_0e8f5f0168d69f49.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,564

Date (UTC)

24-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

10:27

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

Amd64_2d063d131b15bc028551ace2e72840b6_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20742_none_16fa2e15fd3d375f.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,056

Date (UTC)

24-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

17:20

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-computer-name-ui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20742_none_6aadfa852134107f.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,568

Date (UTC)

24-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

16:17

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_1_for_kb2171571~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.2.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,064

Date (UTC)

24-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

17:20

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_2_for_kb2171571~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.2.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,031

Date (UTC)

24-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

17:20

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb2171571_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.2.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,939

Date (UTC)

24-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

17:20

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,662

Date (UTC)

24-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

17:20

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-computer-name-ui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20742_none_0e8f5f0168d69f49.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,564

Date (UTC)

24-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

10:27

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

Ia64_63e702c48c43b2075fa6a6e6cb21e7d9_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20742_none_208699228cac52d8.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,054

Date (UTC)

24-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

17:20

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-computer-name-ui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20742_none_0e9102f768d4a845.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,566

Date (UTC)

24-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

11:20

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_1_for_kb2171571~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.1.2.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,059

Date (UTC)

24-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

17:20

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb2171571_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.1.2.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,468

Date (UTC)

24-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

17:20

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,469

Date (UTC)

24-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

17:20

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-computer-name-ui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20742_none_0e8f5f0168d69f49.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,564

Date (UTC)

24-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

10:27

Platform

Not Applicable

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