Configure Linux client to join a Samba domain controller

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by denny_lin, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. denny_lin

    denny_lin New Member

    I'm new to the Linux OS, and thanks to the tutorial for setting up a Samba domain controller (running Ubuntu), I got a Windows XP Pro client computer to join a Samba domain, with roaming profiles. The same client computer is actually a dual-boot computer that also has Ubuntu.

    I would like to have the same Windows XP roaming profile functionality when users boot into Ubuntu Linux. There seems to be a lot of information on the net about getting Linux clients to join a Windows domain controller, but no information about joining a Samba domain controller. When I try to use instructions about getting a Linux client to join a Windows domain, I run into problems about a missing NTP time server on my Samba server. Should I try to install an NTP server on my Samba server?

    Thanks for any suggestions you have.

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    You can try it:
    apt-get install ntp ntpdate

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