How to join a Windows domain

ubuntuComputer workstations rarely work in isolation, and sometimes it will be useful to join a Windows domain, for centralised authentication and file sharing and more. This article describes a procedure using Realmd.


Start by opening a Terminal session.

Run the following command to install realmd and join the domain.

apt-get install realmd
realm join <domain name> --user <some account that can join>


ClearOS alternative

Hopefully the above will just work, but here is an alternative approach that has been documented at ClearOS for joining the Samba domain.


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