Joining an Active Directory domain

ubuntuIf your Ubuntu computer needs to be accessible inside a Windows Active Directory domain, you will need to join it first.  This article shows you how, using Likewise software.


The first step is to install the Likewise software.

  1. Log on to your Ubuntu server.
    1. sudo apt-get install wget
    2. wget
    3. chmod 700 ubuntu-
    4. sudo ./ubuntu-
  2. Press Enter twice to read the agreement.
  3. Press Y twice to continue.
  4. Press Enter to finish the installation


Join Active Directory domain

  1. sudo /opt/likewise/bin/domainjoin-cli join yourdomain.local Administrator
  2. Enter Administrator's password.
  3. sudo shutdown -r now

You can now log on using domain\username.

Bear in mind that your domain account isn't a member of the sudoers group and therefore doesn't have the same level of permissions as your local user account.


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