DSfW: ERROR:root:{'info': 'NDS error: no such entry (-601)', 'matched': 'ou=OESSystemObjects,o=Novell', 'desc': 'No such object'}

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  • 02-Apr-2015
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Open Enterprise Server 11 SP2 (OES11SP2)
Domain Services for Windows


ERROR:root:{'info': 'NDS error: no such entry (-601)', 'matched': 'ou=OESSystemObjects,o=Novell', 'desc': 'No such object'} in the /var/opt/novell/xad/log/sitesandsubnets.log

DSfW Zone is not located in the OESSystemObjects container.

Problem with Sites and Subnets (OES11SP2).


Contact Novell Support for an updated sites_dnsupdate.py until it is released in a Maintenance Patch.


The DSfW DNS Zone was moved from the default location of OESSystemObjects.

The DSfW DNS Zone is located out side of the DSfW domain.

The sites_dnsupdate.py uses the DNS Servers Context as the base to search for the search for the Sites records.  Since the zone is in another container a 601 error is returned.

Additional Information

Once the script is ran one time, the cron job can be disabled.

crontab -e

#* * * * * /usr/bin/python /opt/novell/xad/sbin/sites_dnsupdate.py 1>/dev/null 2>>/var/opt/novell/xad/log/sitesandsubnets.log

If a DSfW server is moved to another Site or Service (subnet) run the script manually and follow the prompts
/usr/bin/python /opt/novell/xad/sbin/sites_dnsupdate.py