On a simple level I was able to connect an Ubuntu based laptop to my work network running Active Directory
and by installing an AD component from Synaptic I appeared in AD.
However, on a more complicated level, all the GPOs associated within AD threw a huge spanner as of course they were all set
to make the necessary changes (and run a heap of vbscripts (bleh)) so none of that worked
Is it possible, not sure,
hopefully someone else will be able to help with that.