Joining a Linux Machine to a Windows NT Domain.
Posted on 2004-04-21
Our Domain name is DOMAIN and NT PDC name is PNNT.
I have loaded RH9 and have done the following:
I have configured the samba server config file:
netbios name = SAMBASERVER
password server = NT_PDC, NT_BDC_1, NT_BDC_2
security = domain
I have also used the following command and I have received the message "Welcome to the domain DOMAIN"
smbpasswd -j DOMAIN -r PNNT -U administrator
which has then prompt me for the administrator password.
I have also created a shared folder and has marked it as browseable = Yes in smb.conf file.
To authenticate my Linux box logon against the windows domain, I have done two things:
(i). created an account on the linux box that has the SAME username as the windows domain account. Password are not same, just the username.
(ii).Have run the command "authconfig" from a Linux shell. Went to the section to configure SMB authentication. Enabled it and have put workgroup as domain and domain controller IP address.
With all these done, the IIS home page opens in the mozilla browser when I give the domain controller's IP address in the address bar. (Our Domain controller is also a IIS server)
How do I browse the network from the Linux Box? I need something similar to Network Neighborhood. Also when I double click linux box for the Network Neighborhood of any Windows machine, I get a error " SambaServer not accessible" and when I do the same thing from the network Neighborhood of our PDC, I get a message "Network path not found". What do I do to make the Linux Box accessible from the windows Network Neighborhood ?
Please help. Thanks a lot to all of you for your help in advance.