[Samba] Samba AD with Microsoft Account

Jean-Philippe Steinmetz caskater47 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 23:13:48 UTC 2016

Viktor is correct. That is what I am trying to accomplish.

The reason why I suspect it's a samba issue is because on the workstation I
use at my company I am able to successfully link my Microsoft account to
the domain profile. The company uses a Windows Server 2008 for Active
Directory. So it would stand to reason the only difference here is the type
of server being used.

Thank you for the link to the profile migration tool however. That did help
with a different problem. I tried migrating my existing local profile which
did have my MS account linked. The profile is now migrated but i've lost
the link to the MS account.

When I go to add it back I get the same behavior as before. It just doesn't
work. If I open the Store app and try to sign-in with the MS account I get
the error message "We encountered an error. Please try signing in again

On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 3:00 PM, Viktor Trojanovic <viktor at troja.ch> wrote:

> On 11.01.2016 20:37, Rowland penny wrote:
>> On 11/01/16 19:26, Jean-Philippe Steinmetz wrote:
>>> Yes I have provisioned the samba server as an Active Directory domain
>>> controller (I mentioned that in the first e-mail).
>>> The reason for linking the two is to provide easy access to additional MS
>>> services that won't be hosted internally (e.g. OneDrive, Skype, MS
>>> Store).
>>> Ultimately I am using this as a private domain at home to simplify device
>>> management but I want to continue be able to use existing MS services as
>>> well.
>>> On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 11:13 AM, Rowland penny <rpenny at samba.org>
>>> wrote:
>>> On 11/01/16 19:04, Jean-Philippe Steinmetz wrote:
>>>> Sure. In short, I am trying to link a Microsoft Account to a domain
>>>>> profile on the workstation.
>>>>> I log in to the workstation with the user profile controlled by the
>>>>> samba
>>>>> AD server (e.g. MYDOMAIN\MyUser). Then once logged in I attempt to
>>>>> link an
>>>>> existing Microsoft Account to that user profile. I do this by going to
>>>>> Settings->Accounts->Add a Microsoft account.
>> I think I understand now, you want to change a local profile to a domain
>> profile (I don't think you can just link them), if so, have a look here:
>> http://www.forensit.com/downloads.html
>> Rowland
>> I am not sure you understand him yet. Microsoft, similar to Google and
> Apple, offers various cloud services that can all be reached through one
> single account, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_account for
> details. A Microsoft account to Windows is what an Apple ID is to iOS (or
> at least that's where Microsoft is headed).
> JP wants to achieve single sign-on for these services by linking his
> Microsoft account to his AD user account. If it's possible, I don't know.
> But I'm pretty sure it's not a Samba matter.
> Viktor
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