[Samba] Fileserver integrated into windows domain, plus linux clients needed

ds dsitsolutions at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 16:30:30 GMT 2007

On Nov 14, 2007 6:39 AM, Ben Ladd <fat_jimster at hotmail.com> wrote:
> This is a two part question regarding the setup of the samba server at my
school. I am a student working as an IT tech and the support team is in dire
need of help!
> We have:
> 1. a windows 2003 server for a PDC with a full active directory.
> 2. a fedora core samba fileserver
> 3. lots of windows XP workstations.
> My problem:
> Each time we set up a new user on the system, passwords need changing on
the AD and the samba server. Is there a way to set permissions for the samba
from the AD so that we do not need to go through this rigmarole? (most
problematic at the start of a new school year).
> My aim is to also have some linux (probably k/ubuntu) boxes that
authenticate on the network using standard AD credentials. I have tried in
vain to find a way to introduce a single point of authentication, I have
looked at kerberos, winbind and LDAP. I consider myself a good network
technician, but the introduction of linux into a domain has thrown me. Is
there a an easy way to integrate a linux fileserver with a windows
controlled domain with both linux and windows clients?
> I have read through countless "this is a way it could be done" and even
tested kerberos/winbind/samba installs without result. I feel there is a way
forward buy my lack of knowledge of linux services is letting me down.
> Regards,
> Ben
> IT Tech Springfield School, Portsmouth, UK

I was able to set up a samba server that authenticated clients from the AD
domain.  The Ubuntu forums have a step-by-step walk thru found here:

Hope this helps.

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