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Fedora 18 As AD Domain controller

asked 2013-01-25 01:39:06 -0500

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updated 2014-09-29 19:40:09 -0500

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Hi everyone:

I am relatively new to the Fedora experience, having just learned linux (via Fedora 17) a few months ago. I am now faced with an interesting challenge:

I would like to upgrade the new Fedora 18 as a Domain Controller in my existing AD domain. I am really intrigued over the possibility of a seamless integration. and would like to be able to configure a linux-windows domain as my final project for school. However, I have searched far and wide and have not found a reliable HowTo guide on the matter. The claim is that one can easily do this "out of the box", but so far I have not found figured out how this is even possible.

Does anyone know the process to promote F18 to a DC or to at least join the client to AD? Ar there step-by-step guides out there that I can follow? I have looked at the samba HowTo, but it explains it for computers that do not have Samba4 natively installed in their OS environment. How can I adapt their instructions to F18?

Any help will be appreciated :)

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answered 2013-01-27 21:36:11 -0500

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answered 2013-01-28 07:55:54 -0500

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that treat is quite old FEDORA 18 introduce a newer version of SAMBA, Samba 4 With Samba 4, full compatibility with Microsoft's Active Directory protocols is provided, enabling Fedora to integrate better into a Windows-based network and even serve as an Active Directory Domain Controller.

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answered 2013-03-13 14:10:15 -0500

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The default Samba 4 installation in Fedora 18 regretfully can't function as an Active Directory Domain Controller. The problem is with the Kerberos implementation. The Samba team used Heimdall Kerberos, while Fedora is based on MIT Kerberos. Work is being done to solve this problem, but personally I don't expect a solution before Fedora 19. See for further details.

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bad news, we're just going to setup a new domain controller, i'd like to try samba4-dc, but it seems i can't do it with redhat linux family

LiuYan 刘研 gravatar imageLiuYan 刘研 ( 2013-05-08 01:55:29 -0500 )edit

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