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KB-4694: adjoin fails in auto zone with "Computers" CN for a normal AD user

Centrify DirectControl ,  

12 April,16 at 11:22 AM

Applies to:
 
Centrify DirectControl 5.1.3 and above

 
Question:
 
The following error occurs when using Centrify Join Assistant is used to join a Mac to autozone.
 
"Either user does not have sufficient permissions to update the Autone zone computer information. Or there was a replication problem. Please try again or use the zone delegation wizard to grant sufficient privileges".
 
The error happens when auto zone and default "computer" is chosen under Container DN.
 
Now if container DN is unchecked, the join is successful. In ADUC, the computer object is created under "Computer". 
 
If container DN is explicitly specified, it fails. Is there any reason why?

 
Answer:
 
By default if the computer does not exist,  SMB/SMB2 protocol is used in creating computer object.  
 
No special permission is required if SMB protocol is used.
 
Now when a -C <container> (UI or CLI) option is specified, ldap protocol is used in creating the object.  For this to happen, the create computer object permission must be granted using delegation wizard 

This is expected behavior.

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