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

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Thu Jan 30 04:24:57 MST 2014

On Thu, 2014-01-30 at 03:10 -0800, Lea Massiot wrote:
> I never "seriously" joined a "Linux" machine to a "Samba" domain before (not
> even with "Samba3").
> I only joined "Windows" clients.
> I never "seriously" created shares for the "Samba" domain on a "Linux"
> machine either.
> I only created shares on the "Windows" clients.
> This is the reason why I'm asking how to do this.
> For me, I couldn't find a clean answer to this question on the Internet.
> > Samba4. Preferably not the bugged and incomplete packages shipped with
> > Wheezy.
> On the "Samba4 AD DC" referred to as machine (A) in my previous post, I
> installed "samba4" from the sources
> (http://ftp.samba.org/pub/samba/samba-4.1.4.tar.gz) as "Rowland Penny" on
> this list instructed me to.
> So, do I have to install this
> (http://ftp.samba.org/pub/samba/samba-4.1.4.tar.gz) too on the "Linux Debian
> Wheezy" client referred to as machine (B) in my previous post?

If you are going to use this client as a file server for the domain then
yes. Otherwise, if you simply want it to be a domain member then a much
more minimal install would be fine. On most distros there is a package
called samba-client. That's all you need.

> Best regards.
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