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I've seen lots of stuff about this error on the internet, but had no luck implementing a solution. I'm trying to use Likewise-Open to join an Ubuntu Server 12.04 machine to a Windows Active Dicrectory domain controller and having absolutely no luck. I run: sudo domainjoin-cli join my.domain.gob ADMINISTRATOR and get back (after putting in the admin password):

Error: DNS_ERROR_BAD_PACKET [code 0x0000251e]
A bad packet was recieved from a DNS server. Potentially the requested address does not exist.

I have heard that WAD insists on being your only nameserver, and in attempts to make that work, I've tried editing /etc/resolv.conf and /etc/network/interfaces but none of that has worked either. Ideas?

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Adding Active Directory machine as the primary DNS server solved this for me.

You may also want to modify /etc/resolv.conf by adding entries for both your domain name and Domain Controller.

I also recommend you install WINS on your DC in addition to DNS.

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