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Old 10-21-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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Joining Windows Server 2008 R2 to a Samba domain ...

I have an HP Proliant DL385 G7 with VMware ESXi 5.0 as a hypervisor host.

I have openSuSE 11.4 x64 installed with LDAP and Samba installed per the tutorial here:

Integrating LDAP and Samba using openSUSE

I have two instances of Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 installed: one as a terminal server and another as a SQL Server.

All three servers are installed as virtual machines on the ESXi host. All three connect to the Samba share just fine (read/write).

My problem is joining the W2008R2 servers to the Samba domain.

I've followed the instructions here: but it doesn't resolve the problem.

My objective is to authenticate through the Samba PDC and allow LDAP users to connect to the terminal server.

My objective is to configure LDAP users as domain users and grant access to the terminal server via domain login. That way we can control access from outside the network as well as inside. The network is relatively simple with 12-15 devices including client PCs and printers. Servers are virtualized on the VMware host.

I'm using a Linksys router for gateway services, so as not to require DHCP/DNS configuration on openSuSE I may consider DNS on openSuSE for convenience.

I'm also using LDAP in a SOGo environment which acts as an alternative to Microsoft Exchange. It will provide calendaring, e-mail and contacts.

Any help with joining the Windows Servers to the Samba domain would be appreciated.

Also, is there any advantage in using Idealx or ldapsmb as an alternative for Active Directory?



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