[Samba] AD Controller + File Server + Unix Logins one 1 machine

Max Baker max at warped.org
Fri Feb 19 16:48:48 UTC 2016

Hi Sambassadors,

I would like to setup one machine that acts as AD Controller, File 
Server, DNS, and DHCP servers.   I have read the warning against having 
AD Controller + File Server on the same machine and those are 
understood.  This is for a very small environment, so I'm ok with the 
single point of failure.

That said,  I have the AD Controller setup and tested (Very cool!) I've 
joined a windows machine to the domain and have the home directories 
setup to autocreate and mount.  This is using Ubuntu 14LTS.  I have 
compiled and installed into the /usr prefix using the ./configure 
settings found in the debian packaging files, and so far it seems to be 

Well almost...

1. I am seeing a "Unwilling to Perform" error from ADUC when assigning a 
GUID to the group "Domain Users".   I'm not sure if this is a real 
problem or not
(similar threads: 

2. The last component for me is to allow domain users to be able to log 
into and use the ADC (Ubuntu) machine.     Can someone point me to a way 
of doing this on the ADC?   I've started with 
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ActiveDirectoryWinbindHowto but am not 
having a lot of luck so far in getting pam to talk to winbind to talk to 
the ADC.   All documentation I've found so far is not doing it on the 
ADC itself.

Thanks so much,

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