Join Windows 7 Pro to a Samba PDC Domain


This shows a step by step, of how to join a Windows 7 Pro machine to a Samba PDC domain.

This tutorial is in conjunction with the Samba as a Primary Domain Controller tutorial and has the same assumptions.

First, merge the following into your registry Win7_Samba3DomainMember.reg

Log in as an admin user, then open "System Properties".

This can easily be done by typing "sysdm.cpl" into the Start Menu Search.


Then click the "Change..." button near the middle right of the dialog box, to open the "Computer Name Changes" dialog box.


From here select the "Member of Domain" radio button.
Ensure that the Computer name is the same as was create as a machine trust account in the Samba PDC setup.
Insert the Domain the computer is to join.


Press the "OK" button.
You will be prompted to enter a username and password.


Enter "root" and the password assigned to root in your samba password database.

There will be a dialog box welcoming you to the domain, press "OK", then "OK" again, and then agree to reboot.

After you have rebooted you can log into the machine using the username a password created earlier.


+1 #1 Naveen 2013-05-30 09:44
nice info