Ubuntu + AD; Failed to join domain: failed to set machine spn: Constraint violation

Solution 1:

I know this post is old but I just ran into the same problem and here is what I found. If you are trying to add a computer to the domain but you are not using a "domain admin" account. The delegated account rights need to include at least the following:

-This object and all descendants

•Create Computer objects

•Delete Computer objects

-Descendant Computer objects

•Read all properties

•Write all properties

•Change password

•Reset password

•Validated write to DNS host name

•Validated write to service principal

Hope that helps!

Solution 2:

I also ran in to the same issue winbindd simply would not start. The entry was already in /etc/hosts but I needed to change /etc/nsswitch.conf and changed to order so that 'files' came first.

hosts: mdns4_minimal files nis dns mdns4 myhostname


hosts: files mdns4_minimal nis dns mdns4 myhostname