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Old 11-25-2008, 11:08 AM   #1
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Adding linux laptop into a windows domain environment.

I just started learning about Ubuntu Linux and i am wondering how can i add the laptop into our domain in my company. if is possible, what would be some of cons or pros in proceeding this process.
Old 11-25-2008, 11:43 AM   #2
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This may get you started. Should be possible for file sharing - printing could be an issue if the printer has no linux drivers.
Old 11-25-2008, 12:15 PM   #3
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You could also use Likewise, which will handle a lot of the configuration for you automatically.

Likewise Open - Free Download Software

Likewise Open is a free, open source application that joins Linux, Unix, and Mac machines to Microsoft Active Directory and securely authenticates users with their domain credentials.

Key Features of Likewise Open
- Joins non-Windows systems to Active Directory domains in a single step from the command line or from a GUI
- Authenticates users with a single user name and password on both Windows and non-Windows
- Enforces the same password policies for non-Windows users and Windows users
- Supports multiple forests with one-way and two-way cross forest trusts
- Caches credentials in case your domain controller goes down
- Provides single sign-on for SSH and Putty
- Uses a robust next-generation authentication engine that supports Kerberos, NTLM, and SPNEGO
- Involves no Active Directory schema changes
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In my experience tho, Likewise fails to install any of its dependencies - you gotta really watch out for that. In particular make sure that NTP is installed (many distros don't include it by default) as you usually won't be able to join the domain unless your PC is in synch with the server.

Using Likewise Open (and a little fiddling around) I have managed to get Linux Mint 5 (based on ubuntu) and Ubuntu 8.10 to join.

Opensuse 10.2 will join the domain right out of the box as long as you don't try to join during install (even though you should be able to). You even get a proper domain login prompt at login screen - none of the others i have seen do this. Just configure it after, making sure you config it to look at your server for NTP too. Later versions of Opensuse (i tried 10.3, 11 and 11.1) are all broken in this respect, and domain joins to AD just DO NOT seem to work. Someone break some fingers! lol
Old 12-30-2012, 01:11 PM   #5
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Hi There,
Has anyone managed to get the Likewise GUI Active Directory Domain Join to work correctly with Linux Mint 14?
I keep getting an lsass error whenever I try.



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