My current task is to configure a testing virtual machine to join our company's AD domain, so users can login with domain credentials.
I am only responsible to make tests with that VM, that will be used as a sandbox for migrating some company services to a better-performing infrastructure, for example SVN (upgrading our CVS repo) and an internal wiki.
I am not an Administrator of the AD controller, and my boss explicitly said that everything I do with the test machine, which is under the control of a common employee, must be done without having access to the great power of
I installed openSUSE 13.1 from
SuSE Studio, logged in as
root and tried to follow a tutorial to join the VM to the domain.
The problem is that the tutorial supposes the Linux user has Administrator credentials for AD controller, which is not the case. I have my own credentials, but I'm not an admin. And I must complete the procedure without admin credentials (our IT person might configure a "production" machine based on my configuration only after the demo gets approved).
I remember that
during my last job I needed no Admin credentials to join an AD domain with Windows 7. I simply used my own credentials when requested, and any coworker could log in with his/her own credentials.
What I tried so far:
Using YaST, I entered
Windows Domain Membership, typed the domain name
DOMAIN.IT in the Domain or Workgroup
When I was asked to join the domain, I chose
YES, then entered my own domain credentials and left
Machine Account OU default.
I rebooted the system with
init 6 and the time for login came. First, let me say that in Linux I have typed
DOMAIN.IT as domain, but in Windows machines we do use
DOMAIN\name.surname accounts (case insensitive).
With XShell SSH client, I tried the following usernames with the right password: