The Windbind domain join solution, a Kerberos-based authentication solution, is another method of authenticating with Active Directory.

Use the following high-level steps to set up the Windbing domain join solution.


  1. Install the winbind, samba, and Kerberos packages on the Linux desktop.
  2. Join the Linux desktop to the Microsoft Active Directory.

What to do next

If you use the Winbind Domain Join solution or other Keberos authentication-based solution, join the template virtual machine to the Active Directory, and re-join the cloned virtual machine to the Active Directory. For example, use the following command:

sudo /usr/bin/net ads join -U <domain_user>%<domain_password>

Use the following options to run the domain re-join command on a cloned virtual machine for the Winbind solution: