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

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Thu Jan 30 03:57:53 MST 2014

Just for your information. 

>I would suggest using Jessie instead of Wheezy, it comes with 
>4.1.4 that 

NEVER NEVER NEVER use debian TESTING ( Now Jessie ) in production. 
Testing(jessie) gets as latest the security and bugfixes. 

Why, this is the debian version which can easy break your system. 
so if you still going to use jessie make sure you have really good backups, 
and remember, every apt-get update && apt-get upgrade can break you system. 
But again DONT DO IT.. of install en dont touch it again when it works ok.

My advice, use wheezy with backports. 
or recompile yourself its not that hard, i did it to.
How to do, you can find on the samba list. 


>-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>Van: rowlandpenny at googlemail.com 
>[mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Namens Rowland Penny
>Verzonden: donderdag 30 januari 2014 11:25
>Aan: Sven Schwedas; samba at lists.samba.org
>Onderwerp: Re: [Samba] How to join a Linux machine to a Samba4 domain
>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
>I would suggest using Jessie instead of Wheezy, it comes with 
>4.1.4 that 
>>> Does it look like something like this: "net ads join -U 
>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
>>> 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
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