[Samba] dual boot challenge

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Jun 21 10:44:29 UTC 2019

On 21/06/2019 11:37, Andreas Habel via samba wrote:
> Hi,
> my test setup currently consists of the following:
> 1 Linux AD DC
> 1 Linux file server as AD member
> 1 test pc with Win10/CentOS7 in dual boot mode
> Domain users have one home directory for each operating system ( /users/<username> for Windows and /users/<username>/Linux for Linux) on the file server. The corresponding fields in the user database (homeDrive, unixHomeDirectory, homeDirectory) are set.
> The Windows 10 installation works fine - the PC belongs to the domain, domain users can login, get their home drive mounted and have a roaming profile.
> I am facing a problem with the CentOS installation. I installed samba according to the wiki (https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setting_up_Samba_as_a_Domain_Member). After adding the CentOS installation to the domain, the Windows installation - naturally - got kicked out of the domain and users were no longer able to log in due to a broken trusted relationship.
> Is there a way to solve this elegantly, i.e. using AD for authentication of (the same) users under Windows and Linux in a dual boot setup?
You say that you are 'dual booting', this means (as you can only be 
running one OS at once) that they should be treated as two separate 
computers unless you have done something strange like using the same 
short hostname for the Windows PC and the Unix PC.


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