Samba and Active Directory

I’ve been logging a couple of computers Samba computers onto my Active Directory setup in the last couple of days, while I wouldn’t call this a pleasant process and I wish it was easier it’s reasonably straightforward. There is some great documentation on the net which I’m going to link to some of it here, for future reference.

The only other thing I’ve found when doing all of this is this error message

ads_connect: No such file or directory

, a quick search on the net found little information about it. This appears when you do a

net ads join

and is caused by misconfigured dns servers. In my case pppoe had usepeerdns set and would reset my dns every time the dsl link went down, fixing this let’s the join work every time.

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