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KB-5272: GC binding is required for pre-creating computer using adedit in Suite 2015

12 April,16 at 11:44 AM

Applies to Centrify DirectControl 5.2.2 on all platform

Problem:

When using precreate_computer with –all option, there will be an error encountered if binding to a domain without global catalog (GC):
>precreate_computer computer$@us.support.local - all                                
No binding for GC in forest US.SUPPORT.LOCAL

 
Cause:
 
Since Centrify Suite 2015 the global catalog search is required for pre-creating computer. When there is no GC binding present, it tries to bind to the parent domain (precisely forest name as the domain) and perform the search. The purpose of the search is to avoid duplicate service connection point (SCP) objects in the forest, which will cause conflict during adjoin.
 
Workaround:


Please add extra binding to the parent domain in adedit.

Bind with machine credential:

bind -machine <parent domain>
e.g
bind -machine support.local

OR

Bind with user credential:

bind <parent domain> <User>
e.g.
bind support.local admin_support

Resolution:

In Suite 2015.1 has introduced an option -nogc to bypass the GC search.

e.g.

precreate_computer testmachine$@us.support.local -nogc

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