samba joining AD domain

Guenther Deschner gd at
Thu Jul 31 12:13:15 GMT 2008

Herb Lewis wrote:
> We have someone who wants ot have samba join a specific
> OU in an AD domain. For instance they have an admin
> account in say the finance OU that has permissions to
> add computers, etc. to that OU only. Can samba join to
> a specific OU in the domain? If so how do I make this happen?

"net help ads join" will tell you:

    createcomputer=OU  Precreate the computer account in a specific OU.

(btw.: the samba gtk join gui also provides support for detecting 
joinable OUs).


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