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HI all ,
            I have RHEL5 as OS. My active directory is in Windows 2008 server.
I want to join my linux mcahine to domain.
kinldy tell me step by step .
any help will be appreciable
jatender
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Follow this article step by step
http://www.howtoforge.com/samba_ads_security_mode

i always used this one to add rehel5 with AD,

before implemeting please read the article from first to last , then go for implement ..
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fosiul01:

I run the command
kinit administrator@abc.dyd.ac.in
it runs fine
but when i configure smb.conf and restarted it and then run the command
# net ads join -U administrator@abc.dyd.ac.in
it asks for password when i put the password then it gives the message
Failed to join domain: Improperly formed account name
any help
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When you are runnign this

net ads join -U administrator@abc.dyd.ac.in

at that time, smb service is running or stop ??

make sure its stop,
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it is running
what i think the versio of samba is 3.0 with me i have to update it but i am not sure from whre to get it as i have RHEL5 with only one license and i have renewed it .
i downloaded samba-common3-3 rpm but it did work as i was for fedora11
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i thi nk for rehel5 , paid service, its "up2date" command

Before applying this article to your production server, you should test it in a development box such as Vmware ...
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also you need to execute this command

net ads join -U administrator@abc.dyd.ac.in

while Samba service is not running
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fosiul01:

I run the command
#kinit administrator@abc.com
it runs
then i run
# net ads join -U administrator@abc.com
it also joins to the domain.
now how should i confirm it.
with an example.
how the domain user is going to use it

any help
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