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

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Thu Jan 30 04:03:18 MST 2014



samba 4, joining a windows 2008R2 domain as DC. ubuntu 12.04 with sernet packages ( small howto ) W.I.P. 

Works also for debian Wheezy. 
and if your using backports replace the package names sernet-samba to just samba- 


>-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>Van: rowlandpenny at googlemail.com 
>[mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Namens Rowland Penny
>Verzonden: donderdag 30 januari 2014 11:29
>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 10:26, Sven Schwedas wrote:
>> 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 
>>> 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.
>Well, 'samba-tool domain join --help' and sorry I got it wrong its 
>Backup DC, not just 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 
>>> Totally agree
>>> Rowland
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