Samba/Winbind stops communicating

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Random servers could not communicate with Active Directory due to which users can not log into the server.

  • Most of the time a restart of services (winbind / samba) resolves the issue, but occasionally it is required to either reset the computre account in Active Directory or remove the computer object, re-add it and then re-join the server.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Active Directory
  • Winbind

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