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I have a small Windows domain, contains DHCT, DNS, Active Directory, CA etc.

I'm trying to connect a SLED 11 to the domain according to found-by-Google-search guides but all what I've found was irrelevant and not up to date.

Can someone please link me to an up to date, clear one?

(What I want to be able to do is to log-on to the SUSE machine with a Windows active directory user, and to mount Windows shared folders).

Thank you very much!!

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I think this might help you out a lot, in particular page 8.

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I'm running openSuSE 11.4 and there is a section in Yast: Network Services > Windows Domain Membership which automates this entire process.

I've done this before by hand on other distos and there is a lot of work that goes with it including updated pam, the nssswitch.conf, etc. I'd highly suggest using the Yast interface if you have that option in the enterprise version.

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I don't have a complete howto, but first look up Samba's docs on setting up a Domain Member and joining it to the domain. At some point you will run a command like "net ads join -U Administrator" You must have a smb.conf file with security = ads and workgroup = domain.local. You will probably also need the MIT Kerberos packages installed at some point. Once Samba on the workstation has successfully joined ADS, you can set up PAM and NSS modules to use Samba for login and user listing. I think it's pam_winbind and nss_winbind you will need installed, but not 100% sure. Take a look at the Samba HOW-TO about domain membership: http://samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/domain-member.html Hope this helps!

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I don't know about details for Suse, but we've been doing this on gentoo and ubuntu with a combination of kerberos, ldap, and nss. I'll have to look for a reference. I don't think we have any external documentation.

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Thank you for replying. I'll be thankful if you can add more details about the required steps. –  rursw1 Dec 14 '10 at 7:49
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