[Samba] How to join a Linux machine to a Samba4 domain

Sven Schwedas sven.schwedas at tao.at
Thu Jan 30 03:26:55 MST 2014

On 2014-01-30 11:24, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 30/01/14 10:12, Sven Schwedas wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 2014-01-30 11:00, Lea Massiot wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> My question is about how to join a "Linux" machine to a "Samba4 AD DC"
>>> domain.
>>> Given that I have a "Samba4 AD DC" running on a machine (A),
>>> given that I have a another machine (B) running "Linux Debian Wheezy",
>>> can you tell me:
>>> 1) How I can join (B) to the domain?
>>> Do I have to install specific packages on (B)?
>> Samba4. Preferably not the bugged and incomplete packages shipped with
>> Wheezy. Use the packages provided by sernet, or wheezy-backports.
>> (Note that Samba4 in wheezy-backports breaks sssd, you'll only be able
>> to use winbind or pam_ldap. Refer to the recent and still ongoing
>> elaborate shitstorms on the mailing list to pros/cons of sssd vs.
>> winbindd.)
> Unless the OP has jumped ship, they are using self compiled 4.1.4 on the DC

Ah, okay.

> I would suggest using Jessie instead of Wheezy, it comes with 4.1.4 that
> works.
>>> Does it look like something like this: "net ads join -U Administrator"?
> Yes, this will work
>> Should be "samba-tool domain join" in Samba 4.1+. Refer to its help
>> texts and manpages for details, it's the only documentation currently
>> existing.
> Only if you want to join as a Member or DC

Hm, is that distinction documented somewhere? I wasn't aware of that.

>>> 2) How can I create a shared directory on (B) so that other clients both
>>> Windows and Linux can access it in read and write mode?
>> Not visibly different from samba3. Set it up in your smb.conf, and
>> ensure your auth backends (winbind or sssd) are configured properly.
> Totally agree
> Rowland

Mit freundlichen Grüßen, / Best Regards,
Sven Schwedas
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