[Samba] How do I join an Centos8 workstation to an NT4 domain?

Nick Howitt nick at howitts.co.uk
Wed Feb 24 17:09:40 UTC 2021

On 24/02/2021 13:12, Rowland penny via samba wrote:

One pint of blood donated later ....

> On 24/02/2021 12:11, Nick Howitt via samba wrote:
>>> Not really a Centos user, but I think you need to run 'authselect 
>>> select winbind with-mkhomedir'
>> With your prompting, I found another reference. It needed a --force as 
>> well.
>> So now PAM passes when I login at the desktop but it just throws me 
>> back to the desktop and no /home is set up for any user. If I manually 
>> clone my old local user's /home to the domain user and change the 
>> ownerships it does not help so I must be missing something here. 
>> Setting "template homedir = /home/%U" doesn't seem to help (and, I'd 
>> guess, would not give it the full desktop template). Getting closer.
> You do not have a 'template homedir' line in your smb.conf, so yo will 
> be using the default '/home/%D/%U' , so does '/home/HOME' exist ?

For the moment I have set "template homedir = /home/%U". I have a 
suspicion why the documentation says "template homedir = /home/%D/%U", 
so data loss is avoided if an account already exists, but it is not a 
problem on my test set up so I've left it simple. Either way /home/HOME 

> Also do you have the oddjob-mkhomedir package installed ?


>> "net leave" and "net rpc leave" both just give me the command help.
> It has been so long since I used an NT4-style domain, that I forgot 
> there is no 'leave' like there is in AD.

NP. I'll do a full test of the process by rolling back the VM anyway.


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