This page is for describing the migration and current setup of the Active Directory domain at UCC.

The primary DNS server for domain is

Upgrade/Setup Process

The Active Directory domain at UCC will be

The Active Directory test domain at UCC is The primary server for the test domain is

ad{,test} is delegated using separate zones in Mooneye's /etc/bind/named.conf.local

Samson's test domain is set up by:

  • apt-get install samba winbind chrony

  • Disable the systemd units for the non-DC setup & default configuration:

systemctl stop smbd
systemctl stop nmbd
systemctl stop winbind
systemctl disable smbd
systemctl disable nmbd
systemctl disable winbind
rm /etc/samba/smb.conf
  • scp root@molmol:/usr/local/etc/smb4.conf /opt/smb.conf.pdc

  • scp root@molmol:/var/db/samba4/\*.tdb /opt/samba-db/

  • scp root@molmol:/var/db/samba4/private/\*.tdb /opt/samba-db/

  • Change "UCCDOMAIN" to "UCCDOMAYNE" and Mussel's hostname to an IP address in /opt/smb.conf.pdc

  • Comment out the ZFS-specific entries in /opt/smb.conf.pdc.

  • samba-tool domain classicupgrade --use-xattrs=yes --realm --dbdir=/opt/samba-db --dns-backend=SAMBA_INTERNAL --verbose /opt/smb.conf.pdc

Windows systems

Just join them to the domain. Doesn't look like you need to create a machine account before joining?

Linux systems

Probably Winbind?

Converted systems

Nothing yet!

dispense no longer has to back onto LDAP, so once Merlo is converted then things should just work

Unconverted systems

  • Windows desktops
  • Linux desktops
  • Windows server (Maaxen)
  • Linux servers
    • Mussel
    • Motsugo
    • Other machines
  • FreeBSD servers
    • Molmol
    • Musdea
  • Solaris machines
  • Webmail
  • RADIUS (VPN & wireless)

  • Mac machines
  • Adduser scripts
  • Proxmox