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

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Thu Jan 30 09:21:28 MST 2014

On Thu, 2014-01-30 at 08:06 -0800, Lea Massiot wrote:
> Hello,
> > As the install progresses, you'll be asked for your realm. It will then
> > create a kerberos configuration.
> What is going to be the "default_realm"?
> The same as the one which appears in "/etc/krb5.conf" on machine (A) which
> is the "Samba4 AD DC"?
> > do you have DNS set up yet?
> Yes, absolutely.
> "Bind9" is running on the same machine as "Samba4".

Just before you attempt to join, add the DC IP and fqdn to /etc/hosts
and make sure that the client has the DC has its primary DNS.

I think that's it. For the join at least. It should also get domain
users authenticated.

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