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
  • 05-Dec-2019


Open Enterprise Server 11 SP2 (OES11SP2)
Open Enterprise Server 2018 SP1 (OES 2018SP1) 
Domain Services for Windows
Sites and Subnets


  • 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


Contact Novell Support for an updated sites_dnsupdate.py.


  • 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


Reported to Engineering

Additional Information

Once the script has been run once, 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