Thursday, July 30, 2009

Installing Likewise - Joining Linux to MS Active Directory

Continuing from Open Source Tools to integrate with MS Active Directory.

Step 1: Changing Your Hostname from localhost to domain name

Step 2: Download and Install Likewise

  • Go to register and download the essential packages and GUI (optional)
  • # ./
  • Ensure that you register your computer name at your Microsoft Active Directory if your AD require registration
  • # /opt/likewise/bin/domainjoin-cli join Active-Directory-Domain-Name Administrator
  • Log-out from your current session and Log-In with your AD credential

Step 3: Verify that you have join the Domain

  • # /opt/likewise/bin/domainjoin-cli query.
  • You should see Name = ......... Domain = ......... Distinguished Name = CN= ..................

Note: If you are unable to logon, try using the Full Active Directory Name rather than the Short ones, unless you make the Linux Box aware of your WINS Server.

Further Readings:

  1. See Likewise Documentation Library

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