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    Start to Finish Recipe for Samba joining AD

    Does anyone have explicit, detailed instructions for joining Samba 3 to active directory. Pretend I just turned on Linux for the first time.

    No info on the net seems to really cover it entirely. I suppose all I should need is an example SMB.conf and KRB5.conf file, but I don't know that that would even solve my problem completely.

    I have Samba working like a champ with user level authentication, but the minute I go to ADS authentication, everything craps out.

    I am wanting to use this with Win2k3 Server, with a Win2k3 PDC.


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    No one has ever joined Samba 3 into an AD system? This really is a bummer, because I have everything else running so well with Linux.

    If I could get it integrated with AD, it would save a lot of money, instead of spending the money on more Win2k3 servers for file sharing.

    If anyone can help, I'd certainly appreciate it!


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    Linux Engineer jledhead's Avatar
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    I have followed the so-called "well documented guides" out there and haven't got this working. maybe they are not documented well enough for people like me.

    I would like to see some good solutions, pointers, examples of how people got this working also.

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    Many of these documents assume too much. There's nowhere I've found that says "alright n00b, here's how you do it".

    Just because I can set up an AD with Win2K3 in an hour, doesn't mean Linux is just as straight forward. In fact, quite the contrary.

    I think Samba has enormous potential, especially in regard to e-mail, web, and ftp servers.

    But with file and print sharing with Windows, it's not easy to do. At least not when you're talking Active Directory compatibility.

    I can make Samba work all day long, so long as I do a user level security authentication.

    But then I'd have to enter in every user manually, which is very tedious for a company of my size.

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