[Samba] How to join join Ubuntu desktop to AD

lingpanda101 lingpanda101 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 20:27:09 UTC 2016

On 12/11/2016 8:59 AM, Brian Candler via samba wrote:
> On 10/12/2016 16:25, Brian Candler wrote:
>> I think there's plenty of emphasis now, but I think there is a part 
>> which is misleading:
>> > To enable Samba to retrieve user and group information from Active 
>> Directory (AD):
>> >
>> > * Users must have at least the uidNumber and groups the gidNumber 
>> attribute set. 
> I'm so sorry: I misread this as "Users must have at least the 
> uidNumber and gidNumber attribute set", which is of course *not* what 
> it says.  Hence the text is accurate (if you read it correctly); it's 
> my brain which is at fault.
> I do still think that the alternative text I gave is clearer - for my 
> brain anyway :-)
> Regards,
> Brian.

OK finally solved. Added to my smb.conf

     'winbind use default domain = yes'

Disabling Avahi and using the above was the issue.  Next to attempt 
actually signing in from the login screen and not via. SSH.

- James

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