The password is randomly generated, and it is unrelated to the user account you use to perform the bind.
For more information, see the section “Confirming Your Active Directory Connector and the Samba Service Are Using the Same Active Directory Computer Password” in Chapter 8.
I can use nslookup and it shows the server and the address fine.
If your computer name is longer than 15 characters, you may experience errors when binding to Active Directory.
Each computer should use the same Mac OS X computer name and Active Directory computer name to help keep track of computer names, unless you have a good reason not to do so.
I try to register DNS on these computer using ipconfig /registerdns.
I check DNS on the server about an hour later and there is still no record showing up.
We have been getting Event ID: 1014 Source: DNS Client Events on both of these computers Name resolution for the name timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.