Monday, August 24, 2009

Joining Ubuntu to Windows Active Directory Domain

Over the years, I have joined Ubuntu to a Microsoft Domain in a couple different ways.  The first method I had tried was quite manual and described on Ubuntu's Community Documentation website.  The last 2-3 times, I have joined Ubuntu computers, I started using a new automated method provided by Likewise Open.

I found some likewise-open documentation for the older version of Ubuntu 8.04.  Since the process is automated, the documentation hasn't changed much.  However, one of the features of the manual process was allowing users to connect to the samba server on my Ubuntu machine.  I had to piece together how to get this to also work.  Maybe there will be a modification to likewise-open5 eventually that will include some automation with this.

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