samba4 net join with pre-existing account
abartlet at samba.org
Mon Jul 12 05:52:56 MDT 2010
On Fri, 2010-07-09 at 17:56 +0100, Sam Liddicott wrote:
> Is it possible to have samba4 join a domain without providing the
> administrator password (as can be done on windows) by pre-creating the
> computer account before provisioning?
> Normally I have my samba4 server join a domain with:
> $ net join $WORKGROUP member --realm=$REALM -U Administrator
> and provide a domain Administrator password
> I read here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/150493
> that it should be possible to pre-create the computer account on the
> domain controller with something like:
> c:\> netdom add $SAMBAHOST
> (which works)
> and then on the client:
> c:\> NETDOM /Domain:MYDOMAIN MEMBER $SAMBAHOST /JOINDOMAIN
> The samba4 equivalent "net join" doesn't seem to have an option that
> doesn't require an administrator password.
This could be added (we just need to change the password from the
account's name - or some other supplied value), but we don't do it right
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.
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